Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens

Community Development Building (the Brick)
108 East Proctor Street
Carson City, Nevada
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a talk by author and long-time film reviewer, Robin Holabird. Her illustrated talk, Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens: Nevada Screen Icons, is part of CCAI’s ongoing Nevada Neighbors series. There will be an informal reception for Holabird preceding the event at 5:30 p.m. pm. The presentation at 6:00 p.m. and the reception at 5:30 p.m. are free, and the public is cordially invited.

Holabird has a towering profile in the Nevada film community. She is a former deputy director of the Nevada Film Office and traveled the state extensively scouting locations for films. She worked as a Nevada Film Commissioner for more than 20 years, helping producers use state locations and resources for such projects as “Love Ranch,” “C.S.I.,” “Sister Act,” and hundreds more. She is a regular film reviewer on KUNR 88.7 FM Reno Public Radio where her reviews have aired for more than 30 years.

Holabird is a former board member of the Association of Film Commissioners International, [AFCI] and a former editor of the organization’s Locations magazine. She is a founder and first president of the Reno Film Festival and active in other cultural groups like Sierra Arts. When not hanging out in darkened movie theaters, Robin is an outdoor enthusiast who has run the Boston Marathon six times.

In her Nevada Neighbors talk, Holabird will explore the blending of icons and Nevada, along with her personal experiences of watching movies, talking with famous people, and showing off a diverse range of stunning and iconic locations like Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Area 51. She will discuss how Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and space aliens, like the Transformers, share a surprising connection along with James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Rocky Balboa — all beloved icons who have played active roles in movie and television projects set in the state of Nevada.

Nevada Neighbors talks are supported in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.