Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dystopia Film Series October 24 - 29

Settle into fall with twelve dystopian films about dark, nightmarish worlds overrun with machines, apes, chaos and disease--and along the way, struggle alongside humanity for everything good and worthy. Donations appreciated, BYOB welcomed. Our licensing arrangement does not allow us to publicize the names of the films outside of the community hall. For a complete list of titles or for more information, email mary@artmeetsearth.org or call (231) 622-5252. This film festival is a partnership between ISLAND and Parkside Arts Council, with support from Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast and Fischer Insurance.

October 24 - Alex Proyas Double Feature
Film A takes place in the near future of 1999, where a man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a sunless world overrun by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans. In film B, a techno-phobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

October 25 - Apes Take Over Double Feature
In film A, a substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. In its sequel, shot decades before, an astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

October 26 – The Not Too Distant Future Double Feature
In film A, a former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in futuristic 1999 Los Angeles. In film B, the year 2027 is a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, and a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

October 27 – Wachowski Brothers Double Feature
Film A is a collection of animated short films which detail the backstory of the universe of film B, including the original war between man and the machines. In film B, a computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

October 28 - Jeunet Double Feature
Film A is a post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. In film B, a scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that this will slow his aging process.

October 29 – Rage Virus Double Feature
Film A begins four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, and a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. In film B, we return to virus-ridden Great Britain, where the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.

All showtimes 6:30 – 10:30 PM
Bellaire Community Hall / 202 N. Bridge St., Bellaire, Michigan 49615

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