Specially introduced screening of The Lobster, a 2015 absurdist dystopian black comedy, co-written, co-produced, and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. In the film's setting, single people are given 45 days to find a romantic partner or otherwise be turned into animals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTNZmOJxuAc This week's programming is generously brought to you by Jennifer & Bryan Murphy.
Specially introduced screening of Phase IV, a 1974 science-fiction horror film. The only feature-length film directed by graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, it stars Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport and Lynne Frederick. After a spectacular but mysterious cosmic event, ants undergo rapid evolution and develop a cross-species hive mind and build strange towers and geometrically perfect designs in the desert. Except for one […]
Specially introduced screening of Moebius, a 1996 Argentine science fiction film directed by Gustavo Mosquera and starring Guillermo Angelelli, Roberto Carnaghi and Annabella Levy. It is based on the classic short story A Subway Named Mobius, by Armin Joseph Deutsch. The film is set in a dark and dystopian Buenos Aires, where a 30-passenger convoy vanishes in the closed circuit of the underground system. […]
Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the film takes place in the shadow of the world's first commercial Spaceport. Subtly set in a near future when space […]
Specially introduced screening of Ikarie XB-1 (released in the United States as Voyage to the End of the Universe), a 1963 Czechoslovak science fiction film directed by Jindřich Polák. It is based loosely on the novel The Magellanic Cloud, by Stanisław Lem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msm5BdK35us
Screening of Colossus: The Forbin Project (a.k.a. The Forbin Project), specially introduced by Santa Fe Institute President David Krakauer. The Forbin Project is a 1970 American science fiction thriller film about an advanced American defense system, named Colossus, becoming sentient. After being handed full control, Colossus' draconian logic expands on its original nuclear defense directives to assume total control of the world and […]