Atari Party 2011
June, 11 2011
Yolo County Public Library,
(Learn how to attend!)
Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch
Blanchard Community Meeting Room
315 East 14th Street
Davis, California 95616
Consult the schedule to find
out when the movies will be shown.
Cloak & Dagger
1984, PG, 101 minutes
At the end of the show, the games will be turned off and we'll be screening
Cloak & Dagger on the main projector!
Cloak & Dagger, a 1984 film directed by
Richard Franklin and starring Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman
and Michael Murphy, is a remake of the 1949 film The Window.
A young boy, with a penchant for spy thrillers and video games, finds himself
in the middle of real espionage when he's relentlessly pursued by spies after
he comes into possession of a video game cartridge containing top-secret
Critical to the movie's plot is an Atari video game called Cloak
& Dagger. The game was under development using the title
Agent X when the movie producers and Atari learned of each
others' projects and decided to cooperate. This collaboration was part
of a larger phenomenon at the time of movies featuring video games
as critical plot elements (as with Tron and The Last
Starfighter) and of video game tie-ins to the same movies (as
with the Tron games for the Intellivision and other platforms).
References, and more at:
Thanks to our sponsors for making
this film screening possible!
Once Upon Atari
2003, Unrated, 120 minutes
We've received permission to once again screen the documentary film
Once Upon Atari, produced
and hosted by Atari veteran
Howard Scott Warshaw
(creator of the Atari 2600 games
Raiders of the Lost Ark and
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial).
This documentary series is a set of interviews wit
other Atari veterans from the late 1970s and early 1980s:
- Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari
- Carla Meninsky, programmer
- Jim Huether, programmer
- Tod Frye, programmer
- George Kiss, Director of Software at Atari
- Jerome Domurat, graphics artist
- Rob Fulop, programmer
- Larry Kaplan, programmer
- Bob Polaro, programmer
- Alan Murphy, graphics artist
- Eric Manghise, programmer
- Rob Zdybel, programmer
- Suki Lee, programmer
- Dave Staugas, programmer
- Howard Scott Warshaw, programmer
Note to parents: This film includes some swearing and is probably not
suitable for young children.
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