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Jan 13th, 2019 at 5:05pm

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INFORMATION THREAD for SF/44 - The 44th Annual Boston Science Fiction Festival & Marathon.


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Feature Films Announced for the MARATHON:



INNERSPACE - (1987). 120 mins. Joe Dante's comedy makes its marathon debut. Martin Short, Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid lead a cast which includes cult faves Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, Chuck Jones, Kenneth Tobey and more (keep your eyes peeled). Oscar winner for Visual Effects. Entertaining score by Jerry Goldsmith. In 35mm!

DR, CYCLOPS - (1940) 77 mins. KING KONG Producer Ernest B. Schoedsack directs this technicolor tale of a Mad Scientist (Albert Dekker) who shrinks his colleagues. The Special Effects were Academy Awards nominated. First Marathon showing since SF/5! 35mm Film Print!


ROLLERBALL (1975) 125 mins. 35mm film print! Director Norman Jewison's futuristic (2018!) tale uses the game of Rollerball as a sort of modern gladiator parable. The baddest athlete is James Caan. John Houseman, Maud Adams and Moses Gunn co-star. The score is virtually all classical music excerpts. Cinematography by Douglas Slocome (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK), who passed away in 2016 at age 97. First Marathon showing.

WOMAN IN THE MOON (Frau im Mond) 1929. 169 mins. Restored full length version. Fritz Lang's classic silent will be accompanied live by Jeff Rapsis musical score! Much of the same team that worked on Lang's METROPOLIS brought this moon landing drama to the screen. Said to have been the first countdown in cinema. DCP.

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY 70mm film presentation! (1991). 110 mins. The last ride for the original Trek cast and helmed once more by Nicholas Meyer (STAR TREK II, TIME AFTER TIME). Oscar nominated for its makeup and sound effects.

ANNIHILATION (2018) 115 minutes. One of the year's most acclaimed SF movies. Screenplay and Direction by Alex Garland (NEVER LET ME GO) and based on Jeff Vandermeer's acclaimed novel. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson lead the largely female cast. DCP.


THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN
(1971) 131 mins. The Robert Wise classic, based on a Michael Crichton novel returns to the 'thon for the first time since SF/2 in 1977! Features Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid and Paula Kelly - a 'realistic' rather than typical 'Hollywood' cast of scientists! Music by innovative composer Gil Melle. Oscar nominations for Art Direction and its crisp Editing.


DESTINATION MOON - (1950) 92 mins. Producer George Pal's pioneering space drama based on a Robert Heinlein novel directed by Irving Pichel. John Archer and Warner Anderson star. Oscar winner for Visual Effects and nominated for Art Direction. Hugo Award for Dramatic Presentation. The visuals are based on the work of Chesley Bonestell (a Documentary on him will be part of the Festival). In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Screening format TBD.

SOURCE CODE (2011). 93 mins. MOON Director Duncan Jones' tricky time travel follow-up. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monagan and Vera Farmiga. 35mm Film Print!

SUNSHINE (2007) 107 mins. Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed space drama makes its marathon debut. Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh and Rose Byrne star. Screenplay by ANNIHILATION and EX MACHINA's Alex Garland. DCP


ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981). 99 mins. - John Carpenter's futuristic (1997!) thriller about a kidnapped President (Donald Pleasence) and the only man who can save him behind enemy (NYC) lines: Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). Also stars Ernest Borgnine, Lee Van Cleef, Harry Dean Stanton, Isaac Hayes and Adrienne Barbeau (then Carpenter's wife). Features Photography by Dean Cundey and music by Carpenter (with Alan Howarth). Marathon debut - believe it, or not! Screening Format: TBD. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/reference

Marathon Shorts:


Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century. (1953) 7 mins. 35mm Film Print! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045709/reference

FESTIVAL FILMS:


Full Fest Lineup can be found here:
Some notables:

KING KONG(1933). 100 mins. 35mm Film Print of the all-time classic! Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot and some damn (big), dirty ape star. Shown previously at the SF/31 Marathon. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024216/reference

IKARIE XB-1 Czech classic in a new 4K restoration. Shown, in it's butchered AIP version (VOYAGE TO THE END OF THE UNIVERS) at SF/3 at the Welles.


[b]Have Rocket, Will Travel
(1959) w/the Three Stooges. Previously at SF/29

FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (1964) Harryhausen SFX. Marathon classic with showings at SF/3, SF/19 & SF/39

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
(1954)

MOON (2009)

WORLDS OF URSULA LeGUIN - Scheduled for Februrary 14th

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN

LIFE AFTER FLASH

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

INFINITE SANTA

DARK SENSE
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INFORMATION THREAD for SF/44 - The 44th Annual Boston Science Fiction Festival & Marathon.


Read only thread. Post your comments here:



Feature Films Announced for the MARATHON:



INNERSPACE - (1987). 120 mins. Joe Dante's comedy makes its marathon debut. Martin Short, Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid lead a cast which includes cult faves Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, Chuck Jones, Kenneth Tobey and more (keep your eyes peeled). Oscar winner for Visual Effects. Entertaining score by Jerry Goldsmith. In 35mm!

DR, CYCLOPS - (1940) 77 mins.  KING KONG Producer Ernest B. Schoedsack directs this technicolor tale of a Mad Scientist (Albert Dekker)  who shrinks his colleagues. The Special Effects were Academy Awards nominated. First Marathon showing since SF/5! 35mm Film Print!


ROLLERBALL (1975) 125 mins. 35mm film print! Director Norman Jewison's futuristic (2018!) tale uses the game of Rollerball as a sort of modern gladiator parable. The baddest athlete is James Caan. John Houseman, Maud Adams and Moses Gunn co-star. The score is virtually all classical music excerpts. Cinematography by Douglas Slocome (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK), who passed away in 2016 at age 97.  First Marathon showing.

WOMAN IN THE MOON (Frau im Mond) 1929. 169 mins. Restored full length version. Fritz Lang's classic silent will be accompanied live by Jeff Rapsis musical score! Much of the same team that worked on Lang's METROPOLIS brought this moon landing drama to the screen. Said to have been the first countdown in cinema.  DCP.

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY 70mm film presentation! (1991). 110 mins.  The last ride for the original Trek cast and helmed once more by Nicholas Meyer (STAR TREK II, TIME AFTER TIME). Oscar nominated for its makeup and sound effects.

ANNIHILATION (2018) 115 minutes.  One of the year's most acclaimed SF movies. Screenplay and Direction by Alex Garland (NEVER LET ME GO) and based on Jeff Vandermeer's acclaimed novel. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson lead the largely female cast.  DCP.


THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN
(1971) 131 mins.  The Robert Wise classic, based on a Michael Crichton novel returns to the 'thon for the first time since SF/2 in 1977! Features Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid and Paula Kelly - a 'realistic' rather than typical 'Hollywood' cast of scientists! Music by innovative composer Gil Melle.  Oscar nominations for Art Direction and its crisp Editing.


DESTINATION MOON - (1950) 92 mins. Producer George Pal's pioneering space drama based on a Robert Heinlein novel directed by Irving Pichel. John Archer and Warner Anderson star. Oscar winner for Visual Effects and nominated for Art Direction. Hugo Award for Dramatic Presentation. The visuals are based on the work of Chesley Bonestell (a Documentary on him will be part of the Festival).  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Screening format TBD.

SOURCE CODE (2011). 93 mins.  MOON Director Duncan Jones' tricky time travel follow-up. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monagan and Vera Farmiga. 35mm Film Print!

SUNSHINE (2007) 107 mins. Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed space drama makes its marathon debut. Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh and Rose Byrne star. Screenplay by ANNIHILATION and EX MACHINA's Alex Garland.  DCP


ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981). 99 mins. - John Carpenter's futuristic (1997!) thriller about a kidnapped President (Donald Pleasence) and the only man who can save him behind enemy (NYC) lines: Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). Also stars Ernest Borgnine, Lee Van Cleef, Harry Dean Stanton, Isaac Hayes and Adrienne Barbeau (then Carpenter's wife). Features Photography by Dean Cundey and music by Carpenter (with Alan Howarth). Marathon debut - believe it, or not! Screening Format: TBD. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/reference

Marathon Shorts:


Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century. (1953) 7 mins. 35mm Film Print! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045709/reference

FESTIVAL FILMS:


Full Fest Lineup can be found here:
Some notables:

KING KONG(1933). 100 mins. 35mm Film Print of the all-time classic! Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot and some damn (big), dirty ape star. Shown previously at the SF/31 Marathon. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024216/reference

IKARIE XB-1 Czech classic in a new 4K restoration. Shown, in it's butchered AIP version (VOYAGE TO THE END OF THE UNIVERS) at SF/3 at the Welles.


[b]Have Rocket, Will Travel
(1959) w/the Three Stooges. Previously at SF/29

FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (1964) Harryhausen SFX. Marathon classic with showings at SF/3, SF/19 & SF/39

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
(1954)

MOON (2009)

WORLDS OF URSULA LeGUIN - Scheduled for Februrary 14th

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN

LIFE AFTER FLASH

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

INFINITE SANTA

DARK SENSE
 
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