Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00
On Saturday, June 19, at the Massapequa Park Public Library at 40 Harbor Lane, the community will have the opportunity at his 2 p.m. Classic Film Program of congratulating the man who we have all come to call and know as The Massapequa Park Movie Man on the occasion of his 48th birthday.
In the 20 years that Carpenter has been living among us he has never ceased to bring joy, love and laughter to Nassau and Suffolk County residents, be it via the independent movies he has produced and directed for our theatrical and television screens or from his highly spoken of film programs that have united local film fans or brought smiles back to the faces of bereavement groups.
Carpenter has become the cinematic cultural icon of the Massapequas and if you haven’t had the chance to meet him or to experience his entertaining personality, here is the opportunity as on June 19 the 40 Harbor Lane Library will host an All-John Carpenter and Silent Comedy Classics afternoon.
Nostalgia legend Joe “Memory Lane” Franklin and his producer and WOR Radio Co-host, Richard Ornstein will speak about Carpenter’s quest to use his God-given gift to have his movie audiences forget their troubles if only for an hour or two. Friends and those he has worked beside on stage and in his movies will be on hand to recall why working with him on the big budget projects were ones of joy.
Late To Lunch, the movie comedy that put The Movie Man on the cinematic map as well as his award-winning inspirational Mind Set Power documentary will be screened amid viewing of the actual silent comedies of his comedy role model and inspiration of film creativity, Charley Chase.
Film making has been our birthday boy’s life and offering others happiness and laughter from it has been John’s gift, but now all who have felt his blessed soul upon their own can come to The Movie Man’s Birthday Movie Show and give him some Long Island appreciation and love.