The first two action films in Slab Cinema’s James Bond series, Six of 007, will screen over the next two weeks in downtown San Antonio.
The series will debut on June 4 with the first film in the franchise, 1962 Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as the British secret agent. In the film, Bond travels to Jamaica and discovers an underground base where Dr. Julius No (Joseph Wiseman) plans to use a weapon to disrupt an American space launch.
The series continues on June 11 with a screening of films from 1969 On Her Majesty’s Secret Servicewhich stars actor George Lazenby as 007. In the film, Bond’s new nemesis, Blofeld (Telly Savalas), plans to destroy the entire global agricultural industry.
SSMSO is the only film in the franchise featuring Lazenby, who was a male model at the time. He got the audition when he lied to producers about his acting experience.
“I was pretending to be confident,” Lazenby told the Running at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. “I didn’t want them to think I couldn’t do it. When I finally told them, they looked at me, laughed, and said, ‘Hold on. to your story and we’ll make you the next James Bond.”
Free, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4 and 11, Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., (210) 212-9373, slabcinema.com.
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