Below is the 2017, or SF42 list of feature films that were screened. As we make announcements for selections for 2018, they will be posted here.
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All films will be shown at the Somerville Theatre.
Program subject to change.
Some films do not have trailers.
Show times will be announced shortly.
“Mad Max on Ice” – Slash Film
2307: Winter’s Dream
(US, 2017) NE Premiere. MultiFilm Fest winnerIn 2307, Hell has finally froze over . The nuclear winter endures. A genetically enhanced soldier is ordered to destroy the a humanoid rebellion. d: Joey Curtisc: Paul Sidhu, Branden Coles, Arielle Holmes (Am Honey) 103m d: Joey Curtis
“Cerebral and at times truly chilling…highly recommended.” Den of Geek
(UK, 2016) US Premiere. A noirish intelligent thriller. A woman’s memories are compromised when she accidently travels through, and then back, an artificial worm hole. 105m
d: Keir Burrows
April & The Extraordinary World
“A delightfully deranged steampunk adventure” ~ Boston Globe
“A thrilling tale that respects the intelligence of its audience” ~ Variety
(France, 2016) #SciFiKids. It’s 1941 in an alternate reality. Governed by steam and Napoleon V, scientists are suddenly vanish.. Avril (Marion Cotillard) goes in search of her missing scientist parents. 105m
d: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
“Broken will in fact break you.” – Bloody Disgusting
“Has a surprising sense of style and a sure hand” – Dread Central
(UK, 2016) NE Premiere A crippled, depraved rock star is taken care of by a young woman with a past. Not your typical horror film. 98md: Shaun Robert Smith
(Aust., 2016) US Premiere. Friends find a reclusive lab and unwittingly unleash flesh eating children onto the world. Oops. 83m.
d: Michal Imielski
(US, 2016) Winner, Best Film, Lund Film Fest. The survivor of a deadly virus is given the chance to reclaim his lost life by stopping the man responsible for the disease. 85m
d: James Morrison
“Social media meets the apocalypse” ~ Austin Chronicle
“‘End of the world’ thriller that is top notch from beginning to end. “ ~aint it cool news
(US, 2016) NE Premeire. Audience Award Other Worlds Fest, Austin TX. A deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, survivors are forced to wait alone in self-sustaining bunkers while the viral threat runs its course. 97m d: Nathaniel Atcheson
“Tension and technological horror collide.” ~ Wicked Horror
(US, 2016) A woman awakes to find out she was dead. She’s not even in her old body, and then there are the nightmares. Black & white 91m
d: Jacob Leighton Burns
Energy! The Movie
(It, 1993) Discovery! US Premiere. An energy scientist is holed up in a hotel challenged by elites, and a schemng mistress. Never shown in the US the film stars acid-guru Timothy Learty in one of his last performances. (time?)
d: Andrea Marfori (Evil Clutch)
(France, 1973) SciFi Kids. Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, FP was, and still is, a classic. d: Rene Laloux
(Ger, 2016) World Premiere, Germany has solved the unwanted guest problem. “Refugees” are left outside the city. If they make downtown, they’re in. Except, ‘citizens’ can hunt them, to the death. 96m d: Krystof Zlatnik
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
“Unexpectedly thrilling adventure from Hayao Miyazaki” ~ Reel Film
“Picture Terry Gilliam doing an animated Star Wars by way of Jules Verne. ~ Deseret News
(Jap, 1983) #SciFiKids. Saving a girl’s life sets a lad soaring into adventure with all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta’s past in abandoned castle on a floating castle. 125m d: Hayao Miyazaki
Last Broken Darkness
(S Africa, 2017) World Premiere Eight years after the world ends, humanity has sought refuge under ground. One man, with nothing left to lose, finds there is more to himself when he and a young girl are left alone to survive and find their way home after their team is killed off by mysterious creatures. 127m d: Christopher-Lee Santos
“A hallucinatory, panic-inflected descent” ~ Sight & Sound
“Highly original premise and turns it into a pedal-to-the-metal thriller. ~ The Movie
(US, 2016) NE Premiere A psychopath has a fateful encounter with a new drug. What follows is a mind-bending trip down the psychedelic highway of consciousness coming face to face with his own morality and his own twisted soul. 106m d: Chris Scheuerman
(US, 2017) World Premeire. NASA picks up mysterious signals from within our own solar system. A multi-year mission is planned with Astronaut Roger Nelson aboard The Magellan is launched. What lies ahead & what is left behind is the challenge. 100m d: Rob York
“This is vital and exciting beautiful stuff. Love it.” ~ AICN, Harry Knowles
(Can., 2016) NE Premiere. #SciFiKids Beneath a dying world, the Mindskull weaponizes the planet’s power for the ultimate destroyer. Can mankind find a way to stop this Evil before time runs out? The only answer lies within the Nova Seed. 64 m. For children 10+ d: Nick DiLiberto
(US, 2016) MultiFilm Fest winner! A documentarian named Annie ropes her husband into a project that involves setting up cameras throughout their house. Complications arise when the cameras start showing that same couple in an alternate, dark universe. with Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Picardo d: Russell Emmanuel
OMG I’m a Robot
(Israel, 2015) East Coast Premiere. A loser nebbish discovers his true nature with romantic & comic results. In Hebrew with subtitles. 90m
d: Tal Goldberg, Gal Zelezniak
Project Eden: Vol 1
(New Zealand/US, 2017) World Premiere. A single mom gets unwittingly enmeshed with an underground after discovering her son’s catatonic state may much more than a medical condition. With Erick Avari (The Mummy), Robert Dopud 95m d: Ashlee Jensen, Terence Young
(UK, 2016) Fantastic Planet, Fantasmagorical Film Fest winner!
A rescue crew is sent to recover a deep space mining vessel. There is also the question of why there are no survivors with Sunny Mabrey & Michael Nourid: Ian Truitner
The Kaos Brief
(US, 2017) World Premiere. (US, 2017) World Premiere. A secret group known as KAOS releases hacked files of four students. It has footage they took revealing a terrifying ordeal. They witness something they sh=ouldn’t have. The ensuing tensions ramp up as social media is the conduit to their vulnerablility. d: JP Mandarino
The Ascendants Anthology
(US, 2017) World Premiere. A socio-theologic scifi thriller where the afterlife has been confirmed and monitored by science, and that may not be such a good thing. Now salvation and damnation rest in exclusively mortal hands. 60m d: Don Schechter
(US, 2017) World Premiere. The 1973 controversial Apollo mission is exlpored with no stone left unturned. In interviews conducted on the 25th anniversary of the incident, witnesses and participants reveal layers of mystery surrounding these little-known events, which few realize, it almost destroyed NASA. 83m d:Mark Dodson, David Dodson
“Surreal, and ultimately very moving.” ~ ScreenAnarchy
(Fr, 2015) MultiFest Winner. War is global. Yet Stéphanie & André are preparing to play tennis… without any balls. They believe in it. So much that they could even convince Ralph, a guerilla from the plain, to lay down his gun… and take up his racket. Probing & smart. 103m d: Marc Lahore
The Tomorrow Paradox
(US, 2016) An insomniac’s black-market sleep aid sends his mind time-travelling. Is he a suspect in a woman’s disappearance or is it the drug? Lots of Boston connections. 98 m. d: Bruce Wemple
The Worlds of Phillip K Dick
Presented in association with BOSKONE
(France, 2015) NE Premiere. Blade Runner. Minority Report. Total Recall. Paycheck,. And more. Cinema has been drawn to Philip K. Dick’s work. Themes of memory, loss of self, controlled societies all echo in the 21st century. This documnetary explore the man, his writings and his films. 52 m. d: Yann Couquart
(Fr/US, 2016) MultiFilm Fest winner. East Coast Premiere
Paris 2047. Everybody seems to be spending all their time connected to virtual worlds, and reality taking a back seat, no one seems to care when restive naturalists start disappearing. Noirish. 93m. d: Guy-Roger Duvert
(US, 1973) Welcome to Westworld, where nothing can go wrong…go wrong…go wrong….Writer/director Michael Crichton has concocted a futuristic “Disneyland for adults”, a remote resort island where, for a hefty fee, one can indulge in one’s wildest fantasies. 88m
“An atmospheric dose of sylvan shivers” ~ Hollywood Reporter
(Ireland, 2017) An ancient forest gets restive when a a land surveyor is assigned to measure it for development. Brooding and Celtic. 93m
d: Lorcan Finnegan
Not included are the Shorts programs (coming soon). Also a triple feature of vintage monster movies is forthcoming. We’re awaiting confirmations.
Please check back as updates will almost certainly be a daily occurrence. Thank you.