December 3, 2013 – The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is just days away from its highly anticipated second annual and has added three films to the previously announced schedule. The three-day experience will launch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from December 6-8, 2013 at the prestigious IndieScreen theater and will screen numerous innovative features and shorts which are adapted or inspired by the unprecedented works of Philip K. Dick. Each of the films capture the distinctive boldness of the the genre and bring forth the most riveting moments of science fiction cinema.
With a total 37 feature films and shorts set to be screened the festival will surely be one of the weekend’s most popular events. Topping off the already remarkable and eclectic schedule are the new additions of Shanti Thakur’s Red Tulips (2008) and Sky People (2012) and Eolan Power’s Contacts (2013). Don’t miss out on further highlights including Eric Pennycoff’s The Pod (2013), Larry Fessenden’s Beneath (2013), Adam Ciancio’s Vessel (2013), Jessica Curtright and Santiago C. Tapia’s Territorial (2013), Éric Falardeau’s Thanatomorphose (2012) and the exclusive world premiere of Shahab Zargari’s The Crystal Crypt (2013). Below is the festival’s official lineup of chills, thrills and outer-worldly spills which celebrate an alternative cornerstone of science fiction and bring to life the eternal legacy of Philip K. Dick.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 • The Pod: Directed by Eric Pennycoff (6:40-7:00 PM) • The First Day: Directed by Nicholas Zafonte (7:00-7:13 PM) • Ascendants: Directed by Don Schechter (7:14-7:22 PM) • The Compositor: Directed by John Mattiuzzi (7:23-7:53 PM) • The Crystal Crypt: Directed by Shahab Zargari (7:54-8:23 PM) • Promised Land: Directed by Joe Turner Lin (8:24-8:42 PM) • CyBelle Horizon: Directed by Rachael Reichert (8:44-8:52 PM) • Deadstar: Directed by Brandon Wright (8:52-9:01 PM) • Odessa: Directed by Cidney Hue (9:01-9:16 PM) • Luv U: Directed by Ben Garchar (9:16-9:21 PM) • Sky People: Directed by Shanti Thakur (9:21-9:36 PM) • Red Tulips: Directed by Shanti Thakur (9:36-9:51 PM) • Beneath: Directed by Larry Fessenden (9:55-11:27 PM) • Vessel: Directed by Adam Ciancio (11:30 PM-1:00 AM)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 • Territorial: Directed by Jessica Curtright and Santiago C. Tapia (7:00-7:11 PM) • Sulfuric: Directed by Jeffrey A. Brown (7:11-7:20 PM) • The Session: Directed by Rick Craft (7:20-7:52 PM) • Environmental Pressures and Species Adaptation: Directed by Jihyun Park (7:25-7:36 PM) • Hide and Seek: Directed by Kayoko Asakura (7:36-7:52) • Khoon Ltd.: Directed by Rahul Desai (7:52-8:10 PM) • Honeymoon Suite: Directed by Zao Wang (8:20-8:35 PM) • Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of The VHS Collector: Directed by Dan M. Kinem and Levi Peretic (8:35-10:15 PM) • Thanatomorphose: Directed by Éric Falardeau (10:15-11:45 PM)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 • Contacts: Directed by Eolan Power (5:45-6:00 PM) • Emit: Directed by J.S. Mayank (6:00-6:09 PM) • Exit: Directed by Michel Goossens (6:10-6:20 PM) • Karon: Directed by Erez Avni and Itai Edry (6:20-6:40 PM) • Biographer: Directed by Viktor Gorbachev (6:40-7:30 PM) • Agophobia: Directed by Benjamin Ross Hayden (7:10-7:34 PM) • All of Me: Directed by Susan Koenen (7:34-7:44 PM) • 9 Minutes: Directed by P.J. Wolff (7:44-7:53 PM) • Inside the Mind of the Alchemist: Directed by Kirk Zamieroski (7:53-7:58 PM) • Escape: Directed by David Conte (7:58-8:26 PM) • The Astronomer: Directed by Philip R. Garrett (8:36-8:41 PM) • Son of Man: Directed by Janek Ambros (8:41-8:55 PM) • Lv-225: Directed by Ettore Biondo (8:55-9:00 PM) • The Final Equation: Daniel Abella (9:00-10:15 PM)
The Philip K. Dick Festival of Science Fiction, The Supernatural, Metaphysics and Drama will delight its attendees through its entertaining and visually captivating themes which have made the event a favorable and continued success. The event will take place at Williamsburg’s IndieScreen theater at 289 Kent Avenue at S. 2 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2013. Special closing ceremonies take place from 10:15-10:30 PM on December 8. For more information including full film summaries and ticket sales please visit http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com and be sure to stay informed of all ongoing announcements on the festival’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilipKDickFilmFestival and Twitter page at https://twitter.com/PhilipKDickFest. The festival anticipates another successful event, further solidifying the city’s strong and endless appreciation for Philip K. Dick.
About The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival:
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is the first of its kind to grace the screens of New York City and is organized by filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of telling a unique story in a corporate environment. The inaugural festival from December 7-9, 2012 drew record crowds of over 1,000 participants for the exclusive screening of Radio Free Albemuth which was based on Dick’s 1985 novel posthumously published three years after his death. The Lille, France event from October 25-27, 2013 screened celebrated international films and enjoyed much success in the festival’s first global outing. The festival continues to hold seasonal gatherings across the city and will also pioneer a Spring 2014 cyberpunk festival in Tokyo as original voices and visions in works submitted uphold the phenomenal themes of Philip K. Dick. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers.
About Philip K. Dick:
“Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.” – Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the 20th century’s most profound novelists and writers within the science fiction community. His exploration, analysis and beliefs led to the publishings of 44 novels and 121 short stories. Dick’s enormous library of works led to several film developments including Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002), Paycheck (2003) and most recently Radio Free Albemuth (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and the successful remake of Total Recall (2012). The film industry is also awaiting the release of King of the Elves in 2014, which will surely be yet another prosperous depiction of Dick’s literary contribution to science fiction. Dick’s enormously effective views comprised of fictional universes, virtual realities and human mutation foresaw an exaggerated version of the current state of government and contemporary life. Though he is gone in the physical form his philosophies live on in the techniques applied to modern stories and films and generate large displays of appreciation and understanding.
For more information please contact:
Daniel Abella, Festival Director Program Office: 917-362-9337
Festival Websites/Social Media Official Website: www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com
Fractured Atlas Donation Page: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/contribute/donate/6853