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quietearth [Film Festival 04.01.12]

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It's almost time again for one of our favorite festivals, Sci-Fi London, which runs May 1st through the 7th. SFL is the only festival which plays the eclectic stuff we love here at QE, and this year there's six world premiers. To boot, we'll be presenting the incredible "city-as-a-maze" feature Exit. WP's include the long awaited Strange Frame and the Fabio brothers True Love.

Go here for further details, tickets on sale soon!


THE MECHANICAL BRIDE (trailer)
Documentary
How long until we get the ultimate sex doll? A look at the history of creating the perfect companion.

EXTRACTED (trailer)
Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people's memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict's memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his consciousness to become trapped inside the criminal's mind. He remains a prisoner in the addict's memories for more than four years until he discovers the possibility of escape.

SENSE OF SCALE (trailer
Documentary - World Premier
This documentary is about the dying art of model making. Focusing on the personal stories of the model makers whose work shaped and enhanced the impact of feature films and gave it a breathtaking scale. Their practical hands on art is now slowly dying out, giving way to computer generated imagery.

TRUE LOVE (trailer)
World Premier
A couple is confined in sealed granite rooms with a monitor and a keyboard with "YES" and a "NO" buttons.

GHOSTS WITH SHIT JOBS (trailer)
World Premiere
In 2040, a generation of have grown up after the economic collapse of the west. The movie consists of episodes of a documentary series popular in mainland China about the 'bad jobs' some 'white people' (or Ghosts) have -- the plucky and resilient souls unlucky enough to be born into the slums of North America are both amusing and moving to the Chinese audience.

THE LAST PUSH (trailer)
The mission to explore life on Jupiter's moon, Europa is aborted when one of the two astronauts is killed in a tragic accident. Astronaut Michael Forrest is left to fend for himself against pure solitude as he journeys home.

CLONE [aka WOMB] (trailer)
A womans husband dies so she has him cloned, gives birth to him, and raises him. A strange drama/scifi trip down incest lane.

STRANGE FRAME (trailer)
World Premier
It is the 28th century. Humanity has spread across the solar system and re-invented itself to mesh with its new environment. Space piracy abounds in the asteroid belt and yet a totalitarian regime holds a tight grip in the Joves. Mars is a playground of mutations that harken back to a time of elves and faeries. The Saturians seem to be all about ecstacy while further out the mining claves just try to survive. but what if music is your gig? A science fiction animation.

SOL (trailer)
Sol tells the harrowing tale of five young adults that find themselves stranded further from home than they ever thought possible. Everything goes wrong for the children as the comforts of home grow increasingly distant and the technologies they rely so heavily upon fail just as painfully as their hopes of ever getting back.

DIMENSIONS (trailer)
Stephen is a brilliant young boy who lives in England, in what appears to be the 1920s -- but nothing in Stephen's life is quite as it seems. His world is turned upside down upon meeting a charismatic and inspirational professor at a garden party, who demonstrates to Stephen and his friends what life would be like if they themselves were merely one, or two, dimensional beings. He then proceeds to explain that by manipulating other dimensions, time travel may actually be possible.

DEATH (trailer)
World Premiere
DEATH tells the tale of "The inventor" (Freeman) who had been struggling for years with the loss of Tom, his youngest son, because of a tragic accident. Secretly he had been working on a device that would allow him to contact Tom in the after-life. Now he himself is dead and his other children return to the family home after many years to face each other, face facts and face the future. But what do they know of the past?

CYCLE (sorry no trailer yet)
An incredible Hungarian feature about an astronaut caught in a "cycle". I've seen it. It's good.

MANBORG (trailer, review, review)
Hell, cyborgs, nazi's, vampires, stop motion. 'Nuf said.

MEMORY LANE (trailer)
World Premiere

SHUFFLE (trailer)
Shuffle is the tale of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he's going to be once he falls asleep. He's terrified and wants it to stop -- until he notices a pattern in his experience, and works to uncover why this is happening to him -- and what or who is behind it.

ZERO ONE (trailer)
Battling sentient machines, but at what scale?

THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE FICTION: The John W. Campbell Story (trailer)
Documentary
Science Fiction erupted into the modern age in 1938 when John W. Campbell, Jr. took over as editor at Astounding Science Fiction magazine. This is the story of one unique man who managed to create our modern vision of the future.

THE CAPTAINS (trailer)
Documentary
The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors whom have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.

EXIT (trailer)
A group of people is convinced the city they live in is a maze and they're is an exit.

ROBO-G (trailer)
A dramcom where three workers try to pass off an old man in a robot suit as a real robot.

HELL (review, trailer)
Roland Emmerich produced this German post apocalyptic thriller where we follow a family looking for shelter in a world where the Sun has become our worst enemy.

OSOMBIE (trailer)
That evil motherfucker comes back as a zombie! Another film we discovered.

RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH (trailer)
UK Premier of the final cut!
Philip K' Dick's paranoia turned into a feature!

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soma (2 years ago) Reply

Who from QE is presenting it?

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Charles Widmore (2 years ago) Reply

Too bad. I'll be in London, but not until the 13th.


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