The UK’s leading science fiction and fantastic film festival, SCI-FI-LONDON (The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film), lands in Camden Town for its notorious OKTOBERFEST screenings, special events, workshops and celebrations during 3 days of festival from 7 – 9 October 2011.
Oktoberfest is the mini-version of SCI-FI-LONDON and takes place at the Odeon Camden, Camden Head and the new Cyber Market.
FESTIVAL ALSO INCLUDES:
Rob Deb’s Sci-Fi-Cabaret Fri 7 Oct , 20.00 – Camden Head Geek stand-up comedian and festival regular, Rob Deb hosts an evening of truly nerdy stand-up comedy, a little magic, and burlesque that includes Sophia Disgrace’s Darth Vader routine… Comedians include award-winning and critically acclaimed Bec Hill, fresh from sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Animé All-Nighter – Sat 8 Oct (from 11.30pm until Sun AM 9th) – Odeon Camden Our infamous Animé All-nighter screenings are packed with the best in Japanese animation, as one would expect. Alongside the classic JIN ROH: The Wolf Brigade, we are delighted to be screening TEKKEN BLOOD VENGENCE – the amazing CGI smash from Japan. We also screen TRIGUN BADLANDS RUMBLE, the first Trigun movie for 10 years!
MST3K All-Nighter – Sat 8 Oct (from 11.30pm until Sun AM 9th) MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3000 to the uninitiated) is on the bill, with five movies back-to-back… the line up is yet to be announced, but watch out for Pod People around Camden. If you have never tried an all-nighter before, come to the MST3K night, you will be up all evening in the company of some lovely people, laughing yourself stupid!
Another Earth (USA 2011, Mike Cahill) Sat 8 Oct, 21.30hrs, Odeon Camden. Winner of the Sloan Award at Sundance, this beautiful and intelligent drama unfolds when a duplicate Earth is discovered behind our sun and the impact this has on the lives of a young scientist and a widowed composer. This is science fiction at its best and demonstrates how great storytelling can be achieved in film even on a modest budget.
The Divide (USA 2011, Xavier Gens) Sat 8 Oct, 19.00hrs, Odeon Camden. In the near future, New York City is destroyed by an apocalyptic event; eight survivors hide in the basement of their large apartment building which has now been reduced to rubble. The survivors must find another way to escape as well as maintain their own sanity in order to survive. The Divide portrays an unremittingly bleak and brutal view of a post-apocalyptic world. Stars Michael Biehn, Rosanna Arquette, Milo Ventimiglia
Phase 7 (Argentina 2010, Nicolás Goldbart) – UK PREMIERE Sat 8 Oct, 16.30hrs, Odeon Camden. As a pandemic spreads through Buenos Aires, Coco wants to protect his pregnant wife, Pipi. He joins forces in their quarantined apartment building with his well-armed neighbour, Horacio. A gory and sometimes funny post-apocalyptic film that draws much from the horror maestro, John Carpenter.
Helldriver (JAPAN 2011, Yoshihiro Nishimura) Sun 9 Oct, 16.45hrs, Odeon Camden It’s near future Japan and Kika, a teenage girl living on the run with her father, is trying to stay away from her mother and uncle, a pair of psychotic cannibals. When a meteorite saves Kika’s life, it triggers a zombie outbreak. In order to contain the zombies a massive wall, the entire width of the country, is built. Kika becomes a chainsaw-katana wielding zombie slayer, and a bloody gorefest ensues. Think of it as an over-the-top Japanese version of Neil Marshall’s DOOMSDAY, filled with everything you’d expect from Yoshihiro Nishmura, the legendary effects artist and the maker of TOKYO GORE POLICE.
By Day And By Night (Mexico 2011, Alejandro Molina) Sun 9 Oct, 14.30hrs, Odeon Camden In a world where overpopulation is out-of-control, the government’s solution has been to implant an enzyme into people’s DNA. The enzyme determines whether people are active during the day or the night. Within this world, Aurora has lost her daughter and Urbane, a scientist, discovers a lost child – but from which part of society?
Stunning cinematography in a palette of grays and blues, with stylish production design, this is visual treat that explores our roles in society and whether we can deviate from our destiny.
Tickets are on sale now from the Odeon box office – odeon.co.uk or 0871 22 44 007.
Full details at Sci-Fi-London.com