Supernova is back!!!!!!! from Grimm @grimmfest #movies

Odeon IMAX Cinema Manchester Printworks, Manchester
2:00pm on Sat 29th Apr – 3:00am on Sun 30th Apr 2017

SUPERNOVA SCI-FI CELEBRATION looks to the past, present and future of Science Fiction Cinema and beyond from around the world! This years line up consists of three double bills featuring 6 iconic yet eclectic pieces of science fiction cinema in addition to a line up of short films showcasing the best in up & coming talent in sci-fi.

Ticket Information available

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Slot 1 : TOTAL RECALL & WESTWORLD

Our first double bill of the day brings focus to future technologies gone wrong with, TOTAL RECALL and WESTWORLD. Often considered as one of director Paul Verhoeven’s best films, TOTAL RECALL provides all the action packed excitement an audience could expect from an Arnold Schwarzenegger in the early 90s whilst also managing to pay suitable homage to the dark paranoid fantasies of author Philip K Dicks’ source material. In a similar fashion, 1973’s WESTWORLD sees author Michael Crichton adapt his own novel for the big screen, but while the two films share a dark undercurrent, the latter replaces all out action with a simmering suspense that would go on to inspire the tone of 2016’s hit television adaptation.

Short films screening:

WHITE LILY (UK, 11 min 9 sec)

Time slot: 2pm-5.30pm

Slot Tickets: £15 –  onsale very soon

Day Pass: £35 plus fees –  PURCHASE HERE


 

Slot 2: REIGN OF FIRE & THE THING

Next up, will be a celebration of some of the great monsters of sci-fi with a double bill of the post-apocalyptic REIGN OF FIRE and all time classic, THE THING. Under appreciated upon release, REIGN OF FIRE has gone on to attain cult status thanks to its excellent effects work, fantastic performances from Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey and its distinctly unique imagery of a desolate Britain where dragons have run amok. Similarly undervalued on release, but having grown in prestige over time, is director John Carpenter’s undisputed masterpiece, THE THING. Much has already been written about the quality of this film, with a cast of tremendously talented performers lead by Kurt Russell and phenomenal effects work from Rob Bottin and Stan Winston, but words cannot capture the oppressive atmosphere and sheer terror that Carpenter cultivates in his stark Antarctic setting. This is one film that simply has to be seen, to be believed.

Short films screening:

 

THE NORTHLEACH HORROR (UK, 14 min 21 sec)

MARIA FERNANDA IN TIME (Spain, 9 min 20 sec)

Time Slot: 6.30pm-10.15pm

Slot Tickets: £15 –  onsale very soon

Day Pass: £35 plus fees –  PURCHASE HERE


 

Slot 3: EVENT HORIZON & LIFEFORCE

Our final double bill of Supernova shifts our focus to the stars with screenings of the nightmarish cult classics, EVENT HORIZON and LIFEFORCE. Paul W. S. Anderson may be best known to audiences these days for his work on the RESIDENT EVIL and ALIEN vs. PREDATOR film franchises, but his finest work came in 1997’s space horror, EVENT HORIZON. Anchored by strong performances from Sam Neill and Laurence Fishbourne, Anderson permeates his film with an atmosphere of dread and terror that has earned it a strong cult following in the 20 years since its release. In the second half of this double bill, LIFEFORCE, director Tobe Hooper, best known for his debut film THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, has created one of the most intelligent vampire films of all time. By combining a monsters from space motif with the intelligence and tone of classic British science-fiction such as THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT, our final film of the day will be a pleasant surprise for many of our audience who may be unfamiliar with it..

Short films screening:

TRANSMISSION (UK, 17 min 26 sec)

I AM THE DOORWAY (Czech Republic, 15 min)

Time Slot: 11.00pm-2.40am

Slot Tickets: £15 –  onsale very soon

Monthly film screenings, events and the annual film festival in October called GRIMMFEST, which is now listed as one of the top 40 genre film festivals internationally.

If you love brand new and classic horror, cult, fantasy and Sci-fi movies presented on the big screen then GRIMM is for you. We pride ourselves on bringing you the very best in genre film from around the world.

We present Movie premieres, special film maker talks, celebrity guests speakers and a selection of genre classics. Over the years we’ve hosted more premieres than you can shake a stick at and welcomed a plethora of special guests from talented directors to amazing actors.

Previous World, UK and regional premières include: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, LIFE AFTER BETH, THE BABADOOK, THE DESCENT 2, SINISTER, DEADSNOW 2, COHERENCE, THE WOMAN, AMERICAN MARY, CURSE OF CHUCKY, BIG BAD WOLVES, JOHN DIES AT THE END, EXCISION, THE MACHINE, COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES, THE DEAD, LET US PREY, VHS, THE ABCs OF DEATH and WHITE SETTLERS.

Previous Remastered classic screenings include: THE WICKER MAN, NIGHTBREED: THE CABAL CUT, HELLRAISER, HALLOWEEN, THE SHINING, THE DEADZONE, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, LA BELLE A LE BETTE, THE INNOCENTS and DAWN OF THE DEAD.

Previous guests have included: Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Steve Oram (Sightseers), Ross Noble (QI), Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Stars of Emmerdale Patrick Mower & Dominic Brunt, Robin Hardy (The Wicker Man), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), Reece Shearsmith (The league of Gentlemen), Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Shaun Evans (Endeavour, Boy A), The cast of Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Myanna Buring (Ripper Street, The Decent, Kill List) and many more.

Grimmfest is now in its ninth year and has quickly become one of the most prestigious fantastic film festivals in the UK. The festival takes place every October in Manchester, UK.

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