Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Nathan Fillion Festival?

Ok, well that really can't be our official title can it?? So not only are we showing Serenity and Done the Impossible, but we are also showing Nathan's new film Waitress.
Wednesday May 2nd and Thursday May 3rd
details here:
This film is at a different location than the SciFi festival, but that's ok. :) I'm so excited to be able to go and support him. I'm considering going to both showings, just to be extra supportive (kinda like how I saw Serenity 10 times in the theatre).

Showing in the SciFi section is A Great Disturbance. If I have to add "in the force" for you to get the reference, then I am totally disappointed in you! :) This is the film that I have yet to see, which is awesome because then something will be new for me to see at the festival. Needless to say that this will limit my description to the following: it has something to do with Star Wars. But, really, do you need to know anything more. Everything that has to do with Star Wars is inherently wonderful and good. A description should soon be posted at:

And the final description of films for the SciFi Section is for First on the Moon:

By fluke of timing, we are able to present In the Shadow of the Moon in the same festival as the technically masterful faux documentary about space travel, First on the Moon. At first glance, some of the elements will seem the same - hero pilots training with the latest technology, pushing themselves and their machines to the limit, to successfully put a man on the moon. Only in this tale, it is Russian "cosmopilot" Ivan Kharlamov, who lands there 1938! Kharlamov crash lands in Chile and journeys home across the Pacific through Mongolia and China, not knowing that his government has mistakenly declared the secret mission a failure and obliterated every trace of it. The "documentary" draws on two recreated sources for its 1930s archival footage: vintage Soviet propaganda celebrating the extraordinary bravery of the cosmopilots, and "secret" footage gathered by miniature cameras that spied on the cosmopilots' every move. Anatoli Lesnikov’s cinematography is so skillful that the “footage” frequently seems real – lending this fictional work a convincing heir. The unwarned could believe the Soviets were there first.

Not your average work of science fiction, First on the Moon is at once a wistful celebration of a Soviet greatness that could have been, and a clear-eyed critique of the self-destructive paranoia and brutality that characterized the Soviet system.

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