The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a special screening of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON with author Mallory O’Mearea in-person to present the film and sign copies of her new book LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 7pm.

A true-life detective story and a celebration of a forgotten feminist trailblazer, Milicent Patrick, Mallory O’Meara’s THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON establishes Patrick in her rightful place in film history while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed since.

Malloy O’Meara is a best-selling author, screenwriter and film producer for Dark Dunes Productions. Along with freelance screenwriting and film projects, her latest production is the feature film YAMASONG – MARCH OF THE HOLLOWS, on VOD now. Whether it’s for the screen or the page, Mallory seeks creative projects filled with horror and monsters. Mallory also hosts the literary podcast “Reading Glasses” alongside filmmaker and actress Brea Grant. The weekly show is hosted by Maximum Fun and focuses on book culture and reader life. Her best-selling first book, THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, chronicles Mallory’s search for and a biography of Milicent Patrick. The book is currently out from Hanover Square Press.

Before THE SHAPE OF WATER, there was the Creature – the so-called “Gill-man”, the amphibious terror of the Amazon that was the last of the great Universal monsters, designed by Disney animator Milicent Patrick, and portrayed underwater by stuntwoman Ginger Stanley. In THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, all hell breaks loose when a group of scientists led by ichthyologist Dr. David Reed decide to capture this prehistoric creature for study, only to find it taking a King Kong-like fancy to the doctor’s girlfriend, Kay. The missing link between classic Universal horror and Jet Age sci-fi, and an absolute scream.

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