"The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon (“Boston SciFi”) is an 11-day cinematic event held at the historic Somerville Theatre from February 6th to the 16th. The 2015 edition marks our 40th anniversary as the oldest genre fest in America.
The first nine days consist of a film festival that emphasizes emerging directors with distinct visions from around the globe. The Festival concludes with The Marathon (a.k.a., “The ‘Thon”), a 24-hour orgiastic motion picture endurance test featuring classic, new and schlock films. Think of it as binge viewing with 700 close friends. It starts at noon on the 15th and ends at noon on President’s Day." - Bostonscifi.com
This year's event schedule is complete and I look forward to seeing as much as possible. I approach the Festival like the Marathon, I want to power through all of it not missing a film. This might not be the case for everyone though. Great thing about this festival is you can approach it a couple different ways. You can buy the Festival Pass as I did and attempt to see lots of features or you can purchase single film tickets, either way you will get to enjoy great NEW science fiction. The Festival pass also gets you into the 24 hour Movie Marathon Sun-Mon 15-16th which is the classic sci-fi fans favorite event.
The start of the week means later start times and some great science fiction. Starting at 7pm each week night giving you time to get out of work and gear up! So come see them all or just choose individual shows. Note: The price goes up for individual "Same Day" tickets so buy them ahead.
Boy 7 (2015)
Director(s): Lourens Blok
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Netherlands. (World Premiere) Sam regains consciousness in the middle of a crowded subway. He doesn't know how he got there, where he came from nor his own name, but there's an uneasy feeling. Searching frantically for a clue, any clue, he slowly realizes his that feeling is one of great danger. He's right.
Temporal Globes (shorts)
Runtime: 93 m.
In screening order: Ghost Light 20m; Abandoned Planet 17m; No Milk 16m; Strangers 14m; I Remember The Future 26m.
Director(s): John Klein
Runtime: 100 Minutes
(US) New England Premiere. In a post-apocalyptic world devastated by a biological agent, Joshua and Penelope continue to survive nature and the beasts roaming their world. They meet Abira, a fellow survivor, but with a difference.
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Fantasticherie di un Passeggiatore Solitario (2014)
Director(s): Paolo Gaudio
Runtime: 87 Minutes
(Italy) US Premiere. Winner, Best Film, Nice. Three characters in three different ages are united by a dream of freedom and a small masterpiece of literature. A journey through the mysterious and timeless aspirations, sufferings and 'Reveries' of a poet, of a young student and a child lost in the woods.
The Ephemerdes Circle (shorts)
Runtime: 93 m.
In screening order: Land of Enchantment 11m; Invisible 3m; Ethos 17m; Valiant 29m; Memorable Minorities 5m; Grave Shivers 14m; Indigo Grey 6m,
Director(s): John Turk
Runtime: 91 Minutes
(US) World Premiere. Despondent over losing his pregnant wife in a car crash, a mathematician searches for a the key to time traveling. His obsession leads to an unexpected place. What he discovers is losing may offer something better.
Monday February 9th
|Boy 7||7:00pm||Somerville Theatre|
|Temporal Globes (shorts)||7:30pm||Micro-Cinema|
Tuesday February 10th
|Fantasticherie di un Passeggiatore Solitario||7:00pm||Somerville Theatre|
|The Ephemerides Circle (shorts)||7:30pm||Micro-Cinema|