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Message started by L.A. Connection on Oct 15th, 2015 at 12:16pm

Title: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 15th, 2015 at 12:16pm
Discuss the lineup for the SF/41 Marathon, 2016 edition here. For further details, check out the INFO PAGE:http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1444930008


So far, there are THREE announced movies:


John Carpenter's THEY LIVE

BIG ASS SPIDER

EX MACHINA


rant and rave.........



Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Jay Seaver on Oct 15th, 2015 at 12:56pm
Not a bad start.

* It's been awhile since I saw They Live, and while it's not my favorite Carpenter, it's not bad at all.† I hate that it takes people dying for folks to remember nifty movies, though.

* Big-Ass Spider was a ton of fun at BUFF a couple years ago, and Mike Mendez makes the kind of fun genre movies that I think the 'thon audience will dig this one (also: check out Tales of Halloween at the Brattle, on VOD, and other places next weekend - his segment is a lot of fun).

* Ex Machina didn't tickle me quite as much as the similar but less-slick The Machine did a year earlier, but it's a very solid directorial debut for Alex Garland, who has been the writer on a pretty darn great string of sf material over the past decade and a half.

Title: Sliced bread SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcem
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 16th, 2015 at 3:25pm

Jay Seaver wrote on Oct 15th, 2015 at 12:56pm:
Not a bad start.

* It's been awhile since I saw They Live, and while it's not my favorite Carpenter, it's not bad at all.† I hate that it takes people dying for folks to remember nifty movies, though....
* Ex Machina didn't tickle me quite as much as the similar but less-slick The Machine did a year earlier, but it's a very solid directorial debut for Alex Garland, who has been the writer on a pretty darn great string of sf material over the past decade and a half.


THEY LIVE has been on the consideration radar for several years now. Sometimes, it takes a bit of a nudge.

I, too, didn't find EX MACHINA to be the greatest thing since sliced bread (my review: http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1429040022), but, it IS the kind of smaller SF film that the Marathon should champion. Whenever one of these indies play the 'thon, it seems as if half the audience or more hasn't seen it.

Title: Re: Sliced bread SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcem
Post by Jay Seaver on Oct 16th, 2015 at 3:34pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Oct 16th, 2015 at 3:25pm:
Whenever one of these indies play the 'thon, it seems as if half the audience or more hasn't seen it.

Heck, hasn't heard of it.  I'm always kind of shocked at just how much people at this event and some others like it sometimes don't seem to stretch their interest in science fiction film beyond those twenty-four hours at all.

(Which isn't unique to the 'thon at all; Fantastic Fest recently concluded and my social media feeds are still clogged with people who seem to have no awareness of genre/world/independent film not somehow associated with Austin's Alamo Drafthouse!)

Title: 3 more: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Nov 18th, 2015 at 12:16pm
Three more movies were announced today:


ARROWHEAD
(2016) Aussie SciFi winner! Stranded a man faces more than loneliness.

POLDER
(2015) A reality bending neuro-game dangerously lures a widow deeper. From Switzerland

HIMMELSKIBET
A Trip to Mars

(1918) Danish Film Inst remastering w/live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.


Assuming the first two are for the Festival and the silent is for the Marathon. Confirmation coming.

Title: NEVER! SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Nov 30th, 2015 at 2:41pm
The terrific NEVER LET ME GO has been added to the Marathon lineup.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334260/combined

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by albatross on Nov 30th, 2015 at 3:09pm
Almost halfway there! Looking good. I like that the movies are diverse and no repeats so far!

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by da_Bunnyman on Nov 30th, 2015 at 10:14pm
There's a character in Himmeskibet/Trip To Mars named Professor Dubius.
I'm guessing he will doubt the trip can be done.

Title: Doubtful: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcement
Post by L.A. Connection on Dec 3rd, 2015 at 4:36am

da_Bunnyman wrote on Nov 30th, 2015 at 10:14pm:
There's a character in Himmeskibet/Trip To Mars named Professor Dubius.
I'm guessing he will doubt the trip can be done.


Is that the character name in the original movie, or just the USA dub?

Title: Re: Doubtful: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcement
Post by da_Bunnyman on Dec 5th, 2015 at 12:04am

L.A. Connection wrote on Dec 3rd, 2015 at 4:36am:

da_Bunnyman wrote on Nov 30th, 2015 at 10:14pm:
There's a character in Himmeskibet/Trip To Mars named Professor Dubius.
I'm guessing he will doubt the trip can be done.


Is that the character name in the original movie, or just the USA dub?


Checked a couple of sources and I haven't found him called anything else.

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Lile on Dec 9th, 2015 at 5:50am
Am looking forward to Himmelskibet, a silent movie at the 'thon should be fun.
   They Live is a fun movie from the eighties, and Roddy Piper kicking butt and chewing bubblegum.
   Saw Ex Machina on cable a few weeks ago and thought it would make a great 'thon entry. Very post modern.
    I don't know anything about the other two movies,

Title: Festive: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Dec 9th, 2015 at 3:09pm
More FESTIVAL announcements:

The Phoenix Incident
Dreams Rewired

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Lile on Dec 9th, 2015 at 6:55pm
Does anyone know yet if They Live and Himmelskibet will be digital or on film?

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Dec 9th, 2015 at 10:57pm

Lile wrote on Dec 9th, 2015 at 6:55pm:
Does anyone know yet if They Live and Himmelskibet will be digital or on film?


They Live hopefully is film. I'm pretty sure the later will be digital.

Title: Dual: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Dec 12th, 2015 at 12:12am
More Festival Announcements:

DUAL CITY
POLDER
THE PHOENIX INCIDENT




Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Lile on Dec 12th, 2015 at 5:10pm
Couldn't find Dual City on imdb, does anyone know anything about it?

Title: Dual in the sun: SF/41 Lineup-Discussion&Announcem
Post by L.A. Connection on Dec 13th, 2015 at 12:50pm

Lile wrote on Dec 12th, 2015 at 5:10pm:
Couldn't find Dual City on imdb, does anyone know anything about it?



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4510858/combined

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Lile on Dec 14th, 2015 at 12:20pm
Heard the owner of the rights to Day of the Triffids had been located, any update on it showing at SF 41? I don't think it's played the 'thon since the early days of the Welles.

Title: Triffids!: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcemen
Post by L.A. Connection on Dec 15th, 2015 at 1:56am
Yup, as far as I know this restoration only played once at the TCM festival here in L.A. in 2010. Apparently, there have been rights issues that have prevented its distribution. Hopefully, they will be overcome.


Amazingly, TRIFFIDS played the very first, and then the third Marathon -- and never since!!

http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1319772249



Lile wrote on Dec 14th, 2015 at 12:20pm:
Heard the owner of the rights to Day of the Triffids had been located, any update on it showing at SF 41? I don't think it's played the 'thon since the early days of the Welles.


Title: Dreams Rewired: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion
Post by L.A. Connection on Dec 17th, 2015 at 9:17am
One of the movies announced for the Festival is getting a limited release this weekend - DREAMS REWIRED.

Pretty good reviews:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dreams_rewired/

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Lile on Dec 17th, 2015 at 3:47pm
Do you know if it's playing Seattle?

Title: Idiots!: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Dec 29th, 2015 at 1:38pm
IDIOCRACY, the movie Fox tried to bury will be making it's Marathon debut! Will Rupert pull the plug?

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 1st, 2016 at 12:35pm
Just added, Arrowhead (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyqJF7WkC-g

Title: Arrow: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 2nd, 2016 at 3:02am
Pretty sure that's festival only, but will check.


da_Bunnyman wrote on Jan 1st, 2016 at 12:35pm:
Just added, Arrowhead (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyqJF7WkC-g


Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 2nd, 2016 at 9:31pm
Might be.
Announcement just said will play at SF41.

Title: Triple: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 6th, 2016 at 11:03am
EX MACHINA was named as one of the Best 10 movies of the year by the prestigious Producer's Guild of America. The PGA is considered THE most important step on the way to an Oscar nomination.

And, THE MARTIAN and MAD MAX FURY ROAD were also nominated. A big haul for SF & Fantasy movies.

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 7th, 2016 at 6:43pm
Just added for SF41, another super rarity, the recently discovered SOUND version of HIGH TREASON from 1929.




Title: Send more brains! SF/41 LineupDiscussion&Announcem
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 8th, 2016 at 11:26am
Number 8 - the NEVER before shown 50s semi-classic DONOVAN'S BRAIN starring Nancy Reagan, Lew Ayres and Gene Evans.


Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Lile on Jan 8th, 2016 at 11:09pm
Donavans Brain should be a hoot. I've never seen High Treason, so I'm looking forward to it.

Title: Number 9: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcement
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 9th, 2016 at 12:31pm
STARMAN... in 70mm!

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 11th, 2016 at 1:40pm
Just added.
In memory of David Bowie, The Man Who Fell To Earth.


Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 21st, 2016 at 8:24pm
So where do you think we stand on the lineup now?
In other words how many more films do you think will be added or are we at the limit now?

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by kirok on Jan 21st, 2016 at 10:29pm
wow. what a great lineup for the marathon! i'm thrilled to see man who fell to earth. it should cause quite a stir. midnight or 2 am would be perfect time to show it.

Title: Lucky 13?: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcemen
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 21st, 2016 at 11:16pm
I ran the numbers last weekend, and since we have several shorter length movies, we can add a lucky 13th.


da_Bunnyman wrote on Jan 21st, 2016 at 8:24pm:
So where do you think we stand on the lineup now?
In other words how many more films do you think will be added or are we at the limit now?


Title: MoRe?: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 26th, 2016 at 10:35pm
Today's official announcement about the lineup for the Marathon including this note:

"Plus some more to be announced as well as games, contests and guests."



Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Dinsdale on Jan 30th, 2016 at 9:04am
Looks like a good mix of old and recent films. Looking forward to it as always! This will be my 36th 'Thon! ;D

Title: Troops!: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by G.I. Joe on Jan 30th, 2016 at 6:05pm
Alright troops!

Looking at the schedule, I like it!

MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH - like it, don't love it, but I loved Bowie!

STARMAN - 70mm! Yeah baby

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - always great to see on the big screen

PITCH BLACK - now we're talkin'! 'bout time we showed this kick ass flick!

DONOVAN'S BRAIN - send mo brains!

HIGH TREASON - should be fun to see this rare movie

IDIOCRACY - You of earth are idiots! Never caught this before so I'll check it out

NEVER LET ME GO - snore. hopefully a dinner break or middle of night nap

TRIP TO MARS - with live music? count me in!

THEY LIVE - put on your glasses and see what's really happening. Another kick ass pick!

BIG ASS SPIDER - ok. guess we need some cheezy big monster stuff

EX MACHINA - haven't seen it. great place to see it

excited!

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Dinsdale on Feb 1st, 2016 at 7:29pm
According to today's email, this is the current movie listing:
Big Ass Spider, Blade Runner, Donovanís Brain, Ex Machina, Gremlins, High Treason, Himmelskibet,Idiocracy,Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Man Who Fell Earth, Never Let Me Go, Pitch Black, Starman (in 70mm), Bride of Finklestein,They Live

Title: Re: SF/41 Lineup - Discussion & Announcements
Post by Jon on Feb 9th, 2016 at 7:59am
According to the latest lineup I read via email, this is a another banner year for the SFM.† I can't wait!† †:D (Well, OK, I know I have to, but I'd rather just start now.† Good thing I have a Festival ticket!)

Especially anticipating "Invasion / BodySnatchers" (love that 1st version!), "Himmelskibet" (sp? love silents w. live music!), "High Treason" (heretofore unknown to me, so a true adventure), "Man Who Fell to Earth" (never shown at the 'Thon, so I've never seen it!), "Blade Runner" (what's not to like?)...† Looking forward to others, as well, of course.
Meanwhile, think "MELT!"

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