"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.
Valentine's Day and in the past my wife has come in at least for part of the night to view with me. After 30 years of marriage we are not so set to spending every Valentine's day together. This year as in the recent past for the festival we have material geared towards relationships.
|Approximate Paroxysms (Shorts for Lovers)|
Runtime: 86 m.
Shorts selected for Valentine's Day!
In Screening order: One More Day (2014) d: Jean Baker 23m; Hemera (2015) d: Wesley Versteeg 5m; Love and Other Devices (2014) d: Elle Stanion 15m; As You Were (2014) d: Trevin Matcek 22m; One Day Some Day (2013) d: Arthur Cartwright 21m.
I was a Teenage Superhero Sidekick (2013)
Director(s): J. Hanna
Runtime: 77 Minutes
(World Premiere) In a world where superheroes do exist, sidekick Kid Dynamic has some serious issues. What he needs is someone to save him.
Fade to White
Director(s): Elizabeth Lucas
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Valentine's Day Special!
(US, 2015) World Premiere. "Unforeseen consequences of lost love echo tragically across generations..."
Three love stories echo across time, but anchored in the same location. Starring: Santino Fontana (FROZEN, Hans) and Liz Holtan (NCIS).
Elizabeth Lucus Website and Facebook Page
An Evening with Douglas Trumbull
Director(s): Douglas Trumbull
Runtime: 100 m
Legendary SFX expert and visionary cinema leader Douglas Trumbull will spend an evening Boston. He'll be showing some films, discussing his amazing new work and then take questions form the audience. A rare opportunity to chat with the man who has lead the way to tell stories on the screen.
Runtime: 83 m. In order
Fast & Cheap (Ger) Prem. Robotics ad d: Philipp Glauner 4m; Gear (US) Prem. Metal friend rescues. d: Joe Ksander/Kevin Adams 8m; Breathe (Aus) Prem. Uh oh guys in masks. d: Sam Rogers 12m; Fangzi (US) Prem. Eco-monsters lurk. d: Patrick Johnson 10m; The Furious Dark (Sing) Prem. Tragic 40's schizo footage. d: Martin Constable 5m; A Girl A Cat a Bomb (US) Prem. Best be @ home when it drops. d: Laura Maxfield 11m; Helio (US) Prem. What changes everything. d: Teddy Cecil 20m; The Looking Planet (US) W Prem. Animation. Willful alien gets creative. d: Eric Law Anderson 17m.; Sample Return (Can) World Prem. Grumpy couple end up w/stellar score. d: Chris Remerowski 8m.
Saturday February 14th