Best Feature: Fantastic Planet Film Festival
Philip K Dick’s novels provided inspiration for cult movies Blade Runner and Through A Scanner Darkly, and mainstream hits Total Recall and Minority Report.
Radio Free Albemuth was the first novel the cult author wrote following his infamous ‘mystical’ experience in 1974 and combines quasi-autobiography, speculation on the nature of reality and twitchy slipstream sci-fi. This film adaptation is set in an America that has become a dystopian police state. Writer Phil tells the story of his friend record producer Nick Brady, who is receiving broadcasts in his dreams from an entity called VALIS.
Exploring the nature of reality, control, humanity and mind expanding sci-fi gnosticism, this film shows Dick’s work at its best: paranoid, conspiratorial and yearning, embedded in the transcendental and the everyday, equally at home in examining voices from beyond the stars and the pragmatics of survival in a police state.
Director John Alan Simon will be in attendance and engage in a post film Q&A
Very limited tickets on sale for Friday 15th screening.
This is guaranteed to sell out.