ZAAT Screens at Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, TX – July 11th
Writer Ron Kivett IN PERSON. Special video intro from director Don Barton.
One of the finest movies ever made about a Nazi fugitive who develops a serum called ZAAT, uses it to transform himself into a walking catfish, and goes on a rampage in North Florida.ZAAT!, also known as BLOOD WATERS OF DR. Z, is a prime example of what I call Planet Florida. What passes for logic and reason in the other 49 states is still viewed with suspicion in Florida. Don’t knock it. This no-rules approach to movie making has given us some of the finest and most entertaining drive-in movies ever and, while ZAAT! may lack the professional flair of its bigger budget counterparts, it gives us a window into a world beyond our own, with its own, somewhat obscure viewpoint. After you see ZAAT!, you will believe in the power of rubber monster suits. We will be joined by Ron Kivett, co-writer of ZAAT!, who will tell us all about the making of this 40-year old microbudgeted swampland gem. There will also be a video intro from director Don Barton, who is unable to attend for health reasons. Don’t miss it. DVDs and Blu-Rays (!) of ZAAT! will be on sale at the show.
For more information, check out Alamo’s website.