The seventh film of our 6th Season, “That Guy Dick Miller,” was screened on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “That Guy Dick Miller” is a documentary about veteran actor Dick Miller, the last of the great American character actors. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, DeNiro, Schwarzenegger or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his screen debut in 1955. He has worked with some of the great directors: Scorsese, Corman, Fuller, Dante, Cameron, Demme and more. Every moviegoer knows his face, but few know his name and even fewer know his story; an aspiring writer turned accidental actor. For the first time, Dick Miller has allowed filmmakers incredible access to his life and home for this funny and unexpected story. Joining him are the directors, producers, co-stars and friends who have helped make him Hollywood’s leading “that guy.” We held a Q&A with the star himself, Dick Miller, via Skype following the screening. The film received a rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from those in attendance. . . Synopsis . “That Guy Dick Miller” is a funny, candid, and upbeat look at Dick’s career which spans 6 decades with more than 175 motion pictures, 4 television series and over 2000 television appearances.
In this unprecedented documentary, we follow Dick from his first big role in Bucket of Blood, The Terror, on to Gremlins 1 & 2 , New York New Year, The Terminator, Demon Knight to the Fame.TV series, and up to one of his latest roles in Cutaways, and Burying the Ex.
He has worked for such noted Directors as: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Ernest Dickerson, Sam Fuller and Jonathan Kaplan, to name a few, and over the years, he has shared the screen with Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Boris Karloff, Ray Milan, Ray Milland, Jada Pinkett Smith, Julianna Margulies, Kim Novak, and David Carradine, and many more.
There is a wealth of rare footage, photos and video, plus never before seen 8mm shots behind the scenes of movies little, and legendary. We will be having a Q&A with the star, Dick Miller, via Skype following the screening. The WNC Film Society aims to create a conversation forum for film in North Carolina. It is a membership organization that has limited memberships available. Carefully selected motion pictures including ‘not yet released’ films, little known gems of the independent filmmakers, documentaries, foreign films and a variety of shorts are part of the schedule. These movie events promise to be a fun, full of movie trivia and more importantly, potential connections with fellow movie lovers. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $12 or $10 online. . Watch the Trailer . . Audience Comments: . “Absolutely precious. I knew the face but not the name.” “I never watch these kind of films as I usually enjoy stories and chick flicks but its really interesting to learn about a man who...