Classics of Science Fiction at The Linda

UAlbany 2018 Classics of Science Fiction posterA multi-day get-together called Classics of Science Fiction will be at The Linda in Albany November 1-4. Blurbage:

Guests include authors, artists, podcasters, cosplayers, business owners, and professors. From November 2-4 at The Linda we will screen a diverse selection of international science fiction films, short lectures, open discussions, artistic creations, live music, a silent auction, live podcast tapings, and a Benefit Masquerade Ball.
Long before Le Voyage dans la Lune took early film goers to the moon, writers of science fiction created Hyde, Dr. Frankenstein, and Captain Nemo to captivate their audiences. Now there is no corner of the arts where science fiction does not reach, from painting, literature, and music to video games, television, and scientific innovation. Through science fiction we dream of the "what ifs" that drive society to create, to explore, and to render through artistic and scientific media the hopes, dreams, fears, and fantasies of a society. Come see and discus some of the diverse and influential science fiction films that have shaped the ways in which we dream as a culture, and celebrate Albany's own spirit of innovation and discovery.

There's a full schedule at the link above.

The lineup includes a talk with Eugene Lim, author of Dear Cyborgs, and screenings of films such as the 1902 Georges Méliès classic A Trip to the Moon, Fritz Lang's Metropolis with live score, Ridley Scott's Alien, Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, and the Alfonso Cuarón masterpiece Children of Men.

The event is organized by the Department of Writing and Critical Inquiry at UAlbany, and Eugene Lim talk is part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series.

Admission is $2 per screening / $5 for a day pass / $10 for a weekend pass / free for students with valid ID.

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