"The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon (“Boston SciFi”) is an 11-day cinematic event held at the historic Somerville Theatre from February 6th to the 16th. The 2015 edition marks our 40th anniversary as the oldest genre fest in America.
The first nine days consist of a film festival that emphasizes emerging directors with distinct visions from around the globe. The Festival concludes with The Marathon (a.k.a., “The ‘Thon”), a 24-hour orgiastic motion picture endurance test featuring classic, new and schlock films. Think of it as binge viewing with 700 close friends. It starts at noon on the 15th and ends at noon on President’s Day." - Bostonscifi.com
This year's event It looks like there is a nice lineup coming together and I will be attending as many of the films as possible. Great thing about this festival is you can approach it a couple different ways. You can buy the Festival Pass as I did and attempt to see lots of features or you can purchase single film tickets, either way you will get to enjoy great NEW science fiction. The Festival pass also gets you into the 24 hour Movie Marathon Sun-Mon 15-16th which is the classic sci-fi fans favorite event.
It's time to start previewing some of the films that will be at this year's event. Currently these films are scheduled for Opening Night! See the entire schedule
The Well (2014) - "THE WELL is a post-apocalyptic thriller about a teenage girl fighting to protect the last working well in a drought-stricken valley." --IMDB
"The Well doesn’t need a gimmick—it’s as brutal and beautiful as genre flicks get…"—Amy Nicholson, LA Weekly
“The Well has a stunningly well-designed sense of place… Hammock’s direction is superb; every moment of every scene matters, and the film shifts between action and drama superbly… [He] may have begun his career making worlds for other directors, but given a chance to create his own here, he not only succeeds but excels.”—James Rocchi, Indiewire
Robot Overlords (2014) - "(North American Premiere) From the director of the cult hit GRABBERS, Earth has been conquered by robots from another galaxy and the human survivors must stay in their homes, or risk incineration. Starring: Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson, and Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four, The Great Gatsby)." --BostonScifi.com
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"Director(s): Jabbar Raisani (Game of Thrones)
Runtime: 90 Minutes
(Boston Premiere) A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion. Starring Adrian Paul (Highlander The Source). --BostonScifi.com"