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  • October bulletin Posted on 06 October 2016

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    "As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?"
    -The Mist

     

    Greetings,

    October brings with it a special Halloween screening at the film club, a slightly boring (but oh so useful) survey, and two new podcasts for your earholes.

    Science Fiction Theatre // The Survey
    If you’ve attended any SFT event this year, we’d really, really, really appreciate your feedback – what you liked, what you didn’t like, how you heard about us, and so on. To that end we’ve set up a very brief online survey which will help us improve our future screenings. If you've been to one of our events we'd really appreciate it if you could take a moment to give us your thoughts.

    Science Fiction Theatre // October
    We’re at The Victoria on Monday 31st October for a special Halloween-themed screening of The Mist (2007):

    After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the local grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within…

    For all you cinephiles out there, we’ll be presenting the film in black and white, as nature intended. Director Frank Darabont has made no bones about setting out to make the film in b&w originally, but the studio they say no. For the home video release he got his wish though, and a b&w version was included. He states that this is his preferred version, and who are we to argue.

    Tickets are £5 on the door, or £3.50 in advance (BUY). We’ve sold quite a few already, so if you’re thinking of coming along I recommend getting involved asap.

    The poster for this month’s event was designed by Daria Golab (www.dariagolab.com), an incredibly talented artist, illustrator and graphic designer. We are not worthy:

    A3 prints are available to buy in the shop, and postcards of the illustration will be given out to guests on the night.

    Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery: www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub

    Science Fiction Theatre Podcast
    Episode 25 is available now. In this instalment Dan and I wax lyrical about Young Ones, discuss the phenomenon that is Stranger Things, and look back at 90s time travel flick Retroactive.

    And if you missed September’s Gattaca event at SFT, Sarah Norcross’s fascinating talk on human genetic modification is available to listen to as well.

    You can stream all of our podcasts via the website and/or mixcloud, or you can subscribe, for free, via itunes.

    Social media round-up
    Things of note from the past month:

     

    Where to find us:
    The Space Merchants // shop | facebook | twitter | instagram | tumblr | pinterest
    Science Fiction Theatre // events | facebook | twitter | instagram

    And with that, I am done. I'll send out a little reminder about the film nearer the time.

    Until then
    Graham

     

    Next month...
    "Boy, have we got a vacation for you"
    -?

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