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Friday February 10th

Anti-Matter aka The Worm 7:00pm Somerville Theatre
“Truly chilling…highly recommended.” ~ Den of Geek
“Entertaining and intellectually stimulating” ~ Movie Marker
(UK, 2016) US Premiere. A noirish, smart thriller. A woman’s memories are compromised when she accidently travels through, and then back, an artificial worm hole. 105m
d: Keir Burrows
cast: Yaiza Figueroa, Philippa Carson, Tom Barber-Duffy |
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Teleios 9:00pm Somerville Theatre
"Should be high on your watch list...for its beauty, & its strong story" ~ Irish Film Critic
"Goes the extra mile...a thought-provoking sci-fi." ~ Outer Places
(UK, 2016) Winner! Best Film! Fantastic Planet Film Fest, Fantasmagorical Film Fest
NE Premiere. A rescue crew is sent to recover a deep space mining vessel. Why were there are no survivors? cast: Sunny Mabrey (Once Upon a Time) & Michael Nouri (Flashdance). (More Info)

Saturday February 11th

April & The Extraordinary World 1:00pm Somerville Theatre
“A delightfully deranged steampunk adventure “ ~ Boston Globe
“A thrilling tale...respects the intelligence of its audience” ~ Variety
(France, 2016) 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. Note: One ticket price for adults & children (More Info)
Fantastic Planet 3:15pm Somerville Theatre
#SciFi Kids
(France, 1973) Cannes Film Festival Award winner! 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 (More Info)
Domain 5:00pm Somerville Theatre
“Social media meets the apocalypse” ~ Austin Chronicle
“‘End of the world’ thriller, 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 wait in bunkers, communicating via a networked interface. Their fragile social ecosystem is shattered when, one by one, they start mysteriously disappearing. cast: Britt Lower, Ryan Merriman (More Info)
Shorts 1: Bangin’ Away 6:00pm Somerville Theatre
The Transition of Juan Romero - On Sunday
Perihelion - Real Artists - Planet X
Might - Ecstasy Boulevard
Blood and Steel - Protonemesis (More Info)
The Landing 7:00pm Somerville Theatre
(US, 2017) World Premiere. The 1973 controversial Apollo mission is explored 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 almost destroyed NASA. Cast: Robert Pine, Don Hannah, Craig Stepp. Post-film Q&A with cast & crew. Follow the investigation at! (More Info)
Shorts 2: Mech ‘n Bones 8:00pm Somerville Theatre
Where No Jedi Has Gone Before - Absence Felt
Table 51 - Plug
The last journey of the enigmatic Paul WR - 2BR02B: To Be or Naught To Be
The Catalyst - Visitors (More Info)
Lost Solace 9:00pm Somerville Theatre
"“A hallucinatory, panic-inflected descent” ~ Sight & Sound
“Highly original...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. Cast: Andrew Jenkins (Once Upon a Time), Melissa Roxburgh (StarTrek Beyond)
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Sunday February 12th

Laputa: Castle in the Sky 1:00pm Somerville Theatre
“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) 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 island. Note: One Price for Adults & Children (More Info)
Shorts 4: Starlightness 2:00pm Somerville Theatre
Sunflower Sings
Dark Machine
The Craftsman
A.L.L.I.A.N.C.E (More Info)
Nova Seed 3:25pm Somerville Theatre
“Vital and exciting beautiful stuff.  Love it.” ~ AICN, Harry Knowles
(Can., 2016) NE Premiere. 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. For children 10+ Note: one price for adults & kids
Special Notes: This is a hand drawn animation that took director Dilberto 4 years to make. (More Info)
Magellan 4:50pm Somerville Theatre
(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. What lies ahead & what is left behind is the challenge. 100m
d: Rob York
cast: Brandon Ray Olive, K. Danor Gerald, Whitney Palmer (More Info)
Shorts 3: Fly Flights 6:00pm Somerville Theatre
Animation and more, featuring: Peak Phosphorus; ei: emotional intelligence; The Aleph; The Machine; Generation 1 - Hero; Venefica; Dione; Embers & Dust; A Terrible Beauty; Hellevator (More Info)
Project Eden: Vol 1 7:00pm Somerville Theatre
(New Zealand/US, 2017) World Premiere. Aided by an ex-military officer, a young woman becomes an unwitting fugitive after discovering that her son's catatonic state may be at the heart of a global conspiracy. With Erick Avari (The Mummy), Mike Dopud (The Strain, Continuum)
MEET THE FILMMAKERS after the screening. (More Info)
Shorts 9: Cold & Cool 8:00pm Somerville Theatre
The Living
Red Dot World
Iteration 1
Tears In The Rain
Cradle (More Info)
Electric Nostalgia 9:15pm Somerville Theatre
“Tension and technological horror collide.” ~ Wicked Horror
(US, 2016) NE Premiere. A young woman is haunted by visions of a faceless man after she is awoken from the dead in a body that is not her own. Black & white, 91m
d: Jacob Leighton Burns
cast: Lauren Analla, Josh Bonzie, Cait Brasel | (More Info)

Monday February 13th

Shorts 6: Locally Whipped 5:00pm Somerville Theatre
Enjoy a "SciFi New England" night of seven locally produced shorts AND post-film Q&A with guest filmmakers!

Featuring: Rise and Shine * The Adjustment Technicians * Scout * Tyrfing * The Music of Erich Zann * Rewind * The Call of Charlie (More Info)
The Ascendants Anthology 7:00pm Somerville Theatre
“Original...thought provoking, intelligently written.” ~Slamdance
(US, 2017) World Premiere. In the near future, proof of the afterlife creates a corrupt dystopia. 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.
cast: Jose Guns Alves, Giani Boerner, Erin Brehm
Special MEET THE FILMMAKERS following screening. (More Info)
The Tomorrow Paradox 8:45pm Somerville Theatre
(US, 2016) NE Premiere. An insomniac's black market sleep serum sends his mind time-traveling one day into the future, where he's the suspect in the disappearance of a girl he hasn't met -- yet. Lots of Boston connections. 98 m. d: Bruce Wemple (More Info)

Tuesday February 14th

The Green Slime 5:00pm Screening Room
“It's green corn.” ~ NT Times
(US/Japan, 1970( Astronauts unwittingly bring something back after a mission to destroy an asteroid. With Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel. d: Kinji Fukasaku
Part one of a triple feature. Price includes all three films. (More Info)
Shorts 8: For Lovers Only 5:15pm Somerville Theatre
L'Ultima Chiamata
The Insect & The Alien
Disposable Darling
IM perfekt
Moving On
Olfactory (More Info)
The Giant Behemoth 7:00pm Screening Room
(US, 1959) Nuclear testing disrupts the ocean's ecosystem. Dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur threaten London.
SFX by Ray Harryhausen. d: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié
Part two of a Triple Feature. Prince includes two movies.
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Energy! The Movie 7:15pm Somerville Theatre
(It, 1993) Discovery! US Premiere. An energy scientist is holed up in a hotel challenged by elites, and a scheming mistress. Never shown in the US the film stars acid-guru Timothy Leary in one of his last performances. Remastered by the director exclusively for Boston SciFi!
d: Andrea Marfori (Evil Clutch) (More Info)
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth 9:00pm Screening Room
(US, 1970 )Not a documnetary made by creationsist. Humans & dinosaurs live & fight together. And there is this obsession about golden shicksas d: Val Guest (More Info)
Immigration Game 9:15pm Somerville Theatre
(Ger, 2016) World Premiere, Germany has solved the unwanted guest problem. It refuses to receive any more refugees. The only way to obtain citizenship is to survive the popular TV show 'Immigration Game'. Whomever participates as a 'Runner', will be abandoned on the outskirts of Berlin and must make their way to the television tower at Alexanderplatz. For a prize money, every German citizen can chase and eventually kill the refugees entirely unpunished. 96m d: Krystof Zlatnik (More Info)

Wednesday February 15th

The Open 5:00pm Somerville Theatre
“Surreal, and ultimately very moving.” ~ ScreenAnarchy
"One of its kind. It challenges.” ~ Rolling Stone
(Fr, 2015) Winner of 20 International Awards!. 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 (More Info)
Shorts 5: Mechronomicon 6:00pm Somerville Theatre
The Wastes
The Spirit Machine
Monsieur Hernst
Sweet Silence (More Info)
The Worlds of Philip K Dick 7:00pm Somerville
Presented in association with BOSKONE
(France, 2015) NE Premiere. Blade Runner. Minority Report. Total Recall. Paycheck. And more. Hollywood 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 explores the man, his writings and his films. 52 m. d: Yann Couquart
Special Added Bonus: The Wizard Oz, d: (More Info)
Virtual Revolution 9:00pm Somerville Theatre
(Fr/US, 2016) East Coast Premiere. Paris 2047. Everybody seems to be spending all their time connected to virtual worlds, and with reality taking a back seat, no one seems to care when restive naturalists start disappearing. Noirish with influences of Blade Runner and The Matrix. 93m. d: Guy-Roger Duvert
Winner Best Feature, Dances with Films & LA Independent Film Fest (More Info)

Thursday February 16th

Shorts 7: Treading Atmo 5:45pm Somerville Theatre
Wish Star
Beautiful Dreamer
What Love Wrote
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BPR’s Jim Braude & Margery Eagan Present Westworld 7:00pm Somerville Theatre
"Have we got a vacation for you!" Join Boston Public Radio's Jim Braude & Margery Eagan--along with critic Garen Daly--for a far out WGBH Cinema Classic Challenge: a screening of Westworld (1973). In an amusement park for the rich, vacationers live fantasies through elaborate animatronic sets. Things go deadly wrong when a robot gun-slinger (Yul Brynner) stalks the clientele. (More Info)
Shorts 10: iCombustion 8:00pm Somerville Theatre
Choice In Quantum
Darkness Falls
Into the Dark
Memoir (More Info)
Diverge 9:10pm Somerville Theatre
(US, 2016) NE Premiere. Winner! Best Film, Lund Film Fest. In a post-apocalyptic world a couple struggle. When the man wakes up in a parallel universe where his wife and everyone he loves are still alive. There is hope. Now, the only person standing between him and the life he wants is someone he cannot face: the man he used to be. 85m
d: James Morrison
cast: Ivan Sandomire, Jamie Kackson (More Info)

Friday February 17th

Broken 5:00pm Somerville Theatre
“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. It seems the limits of caring are not always as clear as they should be. Not your typical horror film. 98m. d: Shaun Robert Smith (More Info)
Dead Sunrise 7:00pm Somerville Theatre
"A mix of grindhouse gore and haunting beauty." ~ Hollywood Investigator
(Australia, 2016) US Premiere. Friends find a reclusive lab and unwittingly unleash flesh eating children onto the world. Oops. The kids are starving, and the adults look like appetizers. Fun, and goo-ey 83m. d: Michal Imielski (More Info)
Without Name 9:00pm Somerville Theatre
“An atmospheric dose of sylvan shivers” ~ Hollywood Reporter
(Ireland, 2016) US Premiere. An eco-thriller! An ancient forest gets restive when a lone land surveyor is assigned to measure it for development. Beautiful, brooding, environmental and above all, Celtic. (More Info)

Saturday February 18th

OMG I’m a Robot 1:00pm Somerville Theatre
"Arguably the funniest film of the festival" ~ Reed Crossley (out of Other Worlds Austin)
Who knew there was a SciFi in Hebrew?
Nominated, Best Film, Sitges Film Fest.
(Israel, 2015) East Coast Premiere. A loser nebbish is torn between being a sensitive schmuck, and dynamic he-man when he discovers his true nature. The results are romantic & comic. In Hebrew with subtitles. (More Info)
Shorts 11: Boom! Town 2:00pm Somerville Theatre
The New Adventures of Brobot Johnson
The Dark Side
Once Upon A Time In Space (More Info)
Occupants 3:00pm Somerville Theatre
(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 (More Info)
Last Broken Darkness 4:50pm Somerville Theatre
(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
cast: Sean Cameron Mitchell (Black Sails), Brandon Auret (Chappie), Suraga Santos
d: Christopher-Lee Santos (More Info)
2307: Winter’s Dream 7:25pm Somerville Theatre
“Mad Max on Ice” - Slash Film
Winner! Best Director, LA Independent Film Festival
From the Oscar nominated writer of Blue Valentine
(US, 2017) NE Premiere. Winner of multiple international awards. In 2307, Hell has finally froze over. Nuclear winter endures. A genetically enhanced soldier is ordered to destroy a humanoid rebellion. Cast: Paul Sidhu, Branden Coles

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The Kaos Brief 9:25pm Somerville Theatre
(US, 2017) World Premiere. KAOS, a hacktivist group, reveals top secret information found in the Edward Snowden files. It is footage filmed by four high school seniors. The video reveals a terrifying ordeal, from markings on their bodies, lost time, and mysterious visitations, their world has become dangerous. Social media exposes it all.
d: JP Mandarino
cast: Drew Lipson, Charlie Morgan Patton, Marco DelVecchio (More Info)

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