The Legend of Boggy Creek
Directed by Charles B. Pierce. US. 1972. G. 1 hour 25 minutes. Pamula Pierce Productions. Digital Restoration.
Fri., July 5, 2019
Special Guest Pamula Pierce (daughter of director Charles B. Pierce) will be here in person to present the Philly-area Premiere of the New 4K Digital Restoration by the Eastman Kodak Museum from the original 35mm print! Inspired by eyewitness reports of a Bigfoot-like creature said to live in the rugged bottomlands near the small town of Fouke, Arkansas. The “Fouke Monster” or “Boggy Creek Monster” came to the attention of locals who sighted it several times in the 1960s. In May 1971, local newspaper reports of a family attacked by the creature inspired Charles Pierce to shot a movie about this mythic monster. Filmed documentary style, The Legend of Boggy Creek mixes staged interviews with local residents who claim to have encountered the creature with reenactments of the reported encounters. Read more about Pamula’s quest to restore her father’s film here!