New York cinephiles have a treat in store for them this week. From Friday, December 7th, through Sunday, December 9th, the first ever Philip K. Dick International Film Festival of Science Fiction, Metaphysics, Science and the Supernatural will be held at Indie Screen, 289 Kent Ave. The festival features a wide variety of films inspired by the brilliant work of science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick. Over the years, his books and short stories have been adapted to the screen with great success. Without him, there would be no “Blade Runner,” “Total Recall” or “Minority Report.”
Highlights on the festival schedule include its opening night screening of John Alan Simon’s acclaimed film, “Radio Free Ablemuth,” starring superb character actor Shea Whigham as Dick (Simon will be on hand for a Q&A). Among the plethora of shorts set to be screened is Eli Sasich’s HENRi, a futuristic parable featuring Keir Dullea (star of “2001: A Space Odyssey”) and Margot Kidder (still the best Lois Lane in film history).
For a complete festival schedule, visit the official site (you can also like its Facebook page). Registration is $20 for a one day pass, $15 for a one day pass ordered in advance, $55 for a three day pass and $45 for a three day pass in advance.