Two pieces of interesting info: opposite Frances McDormand’s God will be a Satan voiced by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch; and the series premiere will be may 21st!
High Life is a 2018 English-language science fiction film written and directed by French director Claire Denis with Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche in the leads. It is Denis’ first film in English, and was co-written by her long-time collaborator Jean-Pol Fargeau and Geoff Cox.
The film focuses on a group of criminals who are tricked into believing they will be freed if they participate in a mission to travel on a spaceship towards a black hole to find an alternate energy source while being sexually experimented on by the scientists on board.
High Life will screen several times during the Alliance Française French Film Festival (Mar 30, Apr 2, Apr 7, Apr 17th at the Palace Nova Eastend; 25 mar, 14 Apr at the Palace Nova Prospect).
Kate Treloar suggests we look at the Broken Earth Trilogy by N K Jemisin, and will talk about the first novel, The Fifth Season, at the meeting on April 3rd, 2019.
As usual, we meet at Kappys, 22 Compton St, Adelaide. 6:45 for a 7pm start.
As part of the fringe, there’s a screening of this film at 6:30pm Monday, Feb 25th at the mercury Cinema.
Edwyna and Douggie are shipwrecked on a mysterious island. They are then captured by natives and sold to mad doctor who want s to use them as experimental subjects.
This powerhouse rock musical is driven by 21 original songs, wild dancing and characters you’ll never forget. Come along and meet the creators, director and producers of this amazing Aussie musical. One screening only.
See you at The Mercury.
Chris Dockrill has been writing, directing, teaching and producing theatre for over 30 years. His scripts have appeared in many collections published by major authors both in Australia and, in translation, across Europe. He has written 5 rock musicals, collaborating with his wife, Lyn, as composer. The production of The Island of Doctor Moron is a unique achievement as it is the first and only film of its type to have been produced in Australia to date. It has now screened in many countries around the world and is part of the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. His writings range from the deeply serious to the outrageously escapist as is this wonderful film.
SYFY Wire: “Netflix bringing Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth to the U.S.”
China’s film industry is truly making itself known around the globe these days. Especially now that Netflix has announced it’s snagged the rights to release The Wandering Earth, the Chinese sci-fi blockbuster touted as the country’s first mainstream sci-fi hit on par with the production quality and thrills of a Hollywood tentpole.
[…] Netflix hasn’t issued a release date for the film on its platform, but considering the streaming giant doesn’t operate in China due to local regulations favoring homegrown streaming services, it marks a major acquisition for the U.S. streaming service.