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John Landis Appearance at Picture House Postponed

PELHAM, N.Y. – Iconic film director John Landis's scheduled appearance at the Pelham Picture House on Oct. 18 has been postponed due to illness. The art house will host John Landis Week from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. Landis was supposed to appear to present a special 30th anniversary screening of "An American Werewolf in London" and sign copies of his new book, but a health complication will prevent him from attending. "Once John is better and resumes his national tour, he still intends to present an American Werewolf in London with us," said Ilya Tovbis, director of film programming at The Picture House, via email. Landis directed several American comedy classics, including "National Lampoon's Animal House," "Blues Brothers," "Coming to America," and "Trading Places." Landis, an avid lover of movie monsters, recently released a book entitled "Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares." The Picture House will screen "Blues Brothers" and "National Lampoon's Animal House" throughout the week dedicated to Landis. "For over 30 years, John Landis has been a most welcome and unique fixture in American cinema," said Jennifer Christman, The Picture House executive director in a press release. "He has left an indelible imprint on our collective pop sensibility with works ranging from Michael Jackson's Thriller to Coming to America and Blues Brothers."

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