Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on May 6, 1915. Two short decades later, he took the world by storm as a theatre and radio sensation. A few years after that, he directed Citizen Kane, a film still considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.

But we’re not talking about Orson Welles. No, this is an announcement for the return of LiveSCREAM Theater—our intermittent “watching crummy public domain horror and sci-fi movies on the internet” series—so we’ll be talking about the second-greatest director to come out of Kenosha: Bert I. Gordon.

Yes, on four consecutive Wednesday nights beginning April 28, we’ll be screening four B-movie classics from the man once known as “Mr. B.I.G.” (Gordon is still alive and kicking at the age of 98.) The movies will be hosted by me (Matt), and I’ll be tossing in some trivia, fun facts, random nonsense, and classic commercials during the flick. Just tune into our Facebook page or our YouTube channel, sit back, chat/snark along in the comments, and enjoy! Here’s the lineup:

Wednesday, April 28 – 8 p.m.
Earth vs. The Spider (1958)

Wednesday, May 5 – 8 p.m.
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

Wednesday, May 12 – 8 p.m.
War Of The Colossal Beast (1958)

Wednesday, May 19 – 8 p.m.
Tormented (1960)

LiveSCREAM Theater is part of the 2021 Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs (virtually) May 6-20. General passes are available NOW. Look for the festival’s full program to drop early next week!

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