Lucky Seven for Sci-Fi Film Fest Other Worlds
Interstellar picks for the festival's seventh year
Pitch Black 20th Anniversary CelebrationJoin writer/director David Twohy for a special screening of his creature feature that made Vin Diesel a star, and celebrate as Twohy enters the ranks of Other Worlds' Defender of the Universe honorees. Sat., Dec. 5, 3pm.
Total RecallDraft 1 Before Paul Verhoeven took Arnold Schwarzenegger to Mars, there were years of struggle and endless rewrites of Philip K. Dick's mind-erasing short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." Catch a first-time-ever public reading of the first version, as written by Alien creator Dan O'Bannon. Sat., Dec. 5, noon.
Soundscape Escape to Other Worlds: A Theremin Live PerformanceFor nearly a century, Leon Theremin's incredible musical machine has remained the sound of the future. Catch a special lecture and concert with international avant-garde performer and Theremin expert/advocate Carolina Eyck. Sun., Dec. 6, 2pm.
Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts!Tune in for new episodes from festival friends like the avowedly unhip I Don't Get It, critic Scott Weinberg and filmmaker/actual scientist Steven DeGennaro on Science vs. Fiction, and Austin-based, multiheaded, all-things-geek enthusiasts One of Us. Plus, don't miss the first episode ever of Other Worlds' own excursion into the aural/digital, Attack of the Robots. Daily, 4:30pm.
Other Worlds 2020 virtual edition runs Dec. 1-6. Passes, individual screening links, and info at www.otherworldsfilmfestival.com.
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