The cool movie fests simply do not stop! The Carolina Theatre, home to our doppelganger program Retrofantasma, has an amazing film festival coming up the week after Monster Fest. This year it looks like they’re focusing largely on fantasy/sci-fi films, and the lineup looks well . . . fantastic! What is particularly interesting (and pretty scary) is that they are showing the last existing 35mm print of Flash Gordon, and the only existing 35mm print of Battlestar Galactica in the U.S. It is amazing to think that the theatrical exhibition of Flash Gordon comes down to a single copy . . . definitely underscores the importance of efforts to preserve film such as the National Film Registry. Most disturbing was that they couldn’t locate prints of movies like Superman II, Dragonslayer, Condorman, etc. If you have a chance, and especially if you’ve never seen Flash Gordon on the big screen, it’s probably worth that trip to N.C.!