"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 schedule is complete and I look forward to seeing as much as possible. I approach the Festival like the Marathon, I want to power through all of it not missing a film. This might not be the case for everyone though. 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.
The start of the week means later start times and some great science fiction. Starting at 4:45pm or so each of these days giving you time to get out of work and gear up! So come see them all or just choose individual shows. Note: The price goes up for individual "Same Day" tickets so buy them ahead. I am so very excited for the opportunity to see the Doctor Who classic films from the 60's.
Director(s): Deigh Kelin
Runtime: 92 Minutes
(US) World Premiere. Living in the last standing post-apocalyptic city, a fringe dweller is hired for a dangerous job - delivering an unusual, and much sought after, tech device. Made in New Hampshire.
Here is the trailer
Who and the Daleks
Director(s): Gordon Flemyng
Runtime: 163 Minutes
CLASSIC DOUBLE FEATURE -- Dr. Who And The Daleks at 7:00PM and DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH: 2150 A.D. at 9:00PM
Both are digitally remastered from original negatives with Peter Cushing playing the good doctor.
Coterian Decay (shorts)
Runtime: 95 m. In Order
Alekto (Swiss) Bad corporation of the future. d: Michael Mehring 23m; • 2.0 (Aust) US Premiere. A miracle drug is too good to be true. d: Ally Burnham 14m; • The Activists (Greece) Premiere. It takes a community to overthrow a dictatorship. d: Kostas Karydas 38m; • Nar Tarama Fallit (Sweden) US Premiere. The world is unbearable without emotion. d: Henrik Henziger 20m
The Activists Trailer
Nar Tarama Fallit Trailer Facebook Page
9pm Dalek Invasion (replay)
Director(s): Douglas Dezzani
Runtime: 81 Minutes
(US) World Premiere. On Feb 11th 2013, Mia Hollingworth and her boyfriend went searching for the truth behind her mother's alien abduction. After three days of searching, they were never heard from again. This is the document of their journey.
Director(s): Daniel Bourla
Runtime: 107 Minutes
"It is one of the most obscure movies ever made, it is also one of the most devastating." Film Threat
(US, 1968) A 'lost' gem showing in the ONLY 35mm in existence. Shown for two midnight shows in 1975, this discovery is an eye opener. Set in a post-nuclear world, a sole survivor faces loneliness and other demons. Starring Oscar nominee Robert Strauss with Georffrey Holder & Sally Strickland. For this rare screening, director Daniel Bourla in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.
The Planisphere Project
Runtime: 93 m. In screening order
Kepler X-47 (US) A human zoo on an alien planet. d: Erin Li 11m •
Starlight (US) Prem. The memory of home stirs a traveler. d: Andrew Salerno 11m • Last Sunrise (US) Prem. A transmission brings Mars into living rooms. d: John Johnson 39m • Astro/Splice (US) Prem. A salute to the space-craze. d: Nelson Carvajal 7m • Void (US) True love guides star traveler. d: Justin Golightly 25m.
Wednesday February 11th
|Genesis Ring||4:45pm||Somerville Theatre|
|DOUBLE FEATURE: Dr. Who And The Daleks / DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH: 2150 A.D.||7:00pm||Somerville Theatre|
|Coterian Decay (shorts)||7:30pm||Micro-Cinema|
|Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.||9:00pm||Somerville Theatre|
|The Sighting||5:00pm||Somerville Theatre|
|The Noah||7:00pm||Somerville Theatre|
|The Planisphere Project (shorts)||7:30pm||Micro-Cinema|