Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Kicks Off Today
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by Movies News Desk
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has unveiled its entire schedule of events which will take place from today, December 7-9, 2012 at several locations including the IndieScreen theater, The Cervantes Institute, Singularity and Company, Spectacle Theater, The Producer's Club and the Museum of the Moving Image. The weekend-long celebration is sure to excite many and bring forth an appreciation of the Philip K. Dick's legacy.
FULL FILM SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
IS SCIENCE FICTION THE SCIENCE OF THE FUTURE?
PHILIP K. DICK, HP LOVECRAFT AND THE NEW CONSCIOUSNESS
INTRUDERS AMOND US - THE ET AND UFO EXPERIENCE
THE OUTSIDER IN SCIENCE FICTION: AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO PERSPECTIVES
With its thought-provoking films and guest speakers, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is sure to enthrall the mind and embody an expression of devotion for all of its attendees. The main event will take place at Williamsburg's indieScreen theater at 285-289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Registration is $20 for a one day pass, $15 for a one day pass ordered in advance, $55 for a three day pass and $45 for a three day pass in advance. For more information about the festival or advanced ticket sales, visit http:// www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com. For information on the panelists and film summaries visit http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com/program.html.
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and the first of its kind to grace the screens of New York City is organized by filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of telling a unique story in a corporate environment. The year 2012 marks the inauguration of the festival. The festival will be held in New York City in the fall for a total of three days. Guest speakers and writers that best represent the goals of the festival will attend the opening ceremonies. We look for original voices and visions in works submitted. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the 20th century's most profound novelists and writers within the science fiction community. His exploration, analysis and beliefs led to the publishings of 44 novels and 121 short stories. Dick's enormous library of works led to several film developments including Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002), Paycheck (2003) and most recently Radio Free Albemuth (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and the successful remake of Total Recall (2012). The film industry is also awaiting the release of King of the Elves in 2014, which will surely be yet another prosperous depiction of Dick's literary contribution to science fiction. His enormously effective views comprised of fictional universes, virtual realities and human mutation foresaw an exaggerated version of the current state of government and contemporary life. Though he is gone in the physical form his philosophies live on in the techniques applied to modern stories and films and generate large displays of appreciation and understanding.