Do androids dream of celluloid sheep? Perhaps they will during the inaugural Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, scheduled for December 7th-9th at indieScreen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (at 289 Kent Ave: directions here). It’s being held in honor of the 30th anniversary of classic sci-fi noir Blade Runner, based on one of mind-bending speculative-fiction author Philip K. Dick’s most famous novels. The festival aims to encourage thought-provoking independent explorations of science as a subject of both fiction and fact.
Films on the festival’s roster include, among others, award-winning dystopian indie Sleep Dealer, psychological space drama The Last Push, and PKD adaptation Radio Free Albemuth, starring Alanis Morissette and Boardwalk Empire’s Shea Whigham. Among the confirmed panelists are physicist Ronald Mallett, known for his inquiries into the possibility of time travel; prolific mystery and science fiction novelist Walter Mosley; Jim Freund, host of radio show Hour of the Wolf; and Dennis Paoli, screenwriter of several Stuart Gordon features (H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon).
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Everyone’s favorite cult movie podcast Junk Food Dinner turns 1 year old this week. They posted a special two hour long episode in celebration of the event.
Holy cow! Junk Food Dinner is one-year-old! To celebrate our one-year anniversary we’re dropping a 2+ hour behemoth of an episode on your fragile eardrums!
Up first we take a minute to thank all the people who have contributed their time and talents to Junk Food Dinner over the past year and read some e-mails and hear some voicemails from some friends and fans of the show (if you find this boring, you know how to fast forward, pal!).
Then we recall the year that was and recount our top 5 favorite and least favorite movies we’ve covered over the last 365 days of the podcast.
Then we bid bon voyage to year numero uno by taking a look at three widely regarded cult classics.
Up first, we re-live our adolescence and rock out with The Ramones when we attend Rock ‘n’ Roll High School from 1979 with P.J. Soles, Paul Bartel, Clint Howard and JFD favorite Mary Woronov.
Then, a group of scientists are stranded in Antartica with a shape-shifting alien who is masquerading as one of them in John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982 starring Kurt Russell, Keith David and Wilford Brimley.
And finally, a maniacal medical student develops a serum that brings living tissue back to life with disastrous (and sometimes hilarious) results in 1985’sRe-Animator based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft.
I’m proud to say that the film I picked Psychos In Love, made both Kevin and Marks top 5 lists.
Happy Birthday guys, here’s to many more.