George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, will appear at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA for a Q&A session after a screening of his biographical movie, “To Be Takei” on November 3rd at 7:00pm.
Jennifer Kroot’s TO BE TAKEI follows Takei and his husband Brad, capturing their day-to-day as they prepare for Takei’s dream project, ALLEGIANCE, a musical based on his harrowing childhood experiences inside a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. Intertwined with this narrative is a look into Takei’s life history, from his rise to fame as helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the iconic television series, STAR TREK, to his advocacy for marriage equality and civil rights across the United States. What emerges is a portrait of an outspoken activist who utilizes wit, whimsy, grace and humor to bring attention to the sorrows of his past and the joys of love and creativity in his present.
Buy tickets at http://www.baaff.org/to-be-takei.html.
Cary Elwes, the actor who played the Dread Pirate Roberts/Westley in The Princess Bride, has written a book about that experience called As You Wish. On October 17th he will appear in person at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, in an event sponsored by Porter Square Books. Tickets are required for this event, which starts at 6:00pm. Visit http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/cary-elwes-you-wish for details on the event, which includes a screening of the film.
The New England Browncoats will bring Joss Whedon’s Serenity back to the big screen for the ninth annual “Can’t Stop The Serenity” charity fundraiser. This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 21st at midnight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. Proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit the womens’ rights organization Equality Now; bring canned goods for Rosie’s Place to receive tickets for fantastic raffle prizes. Watch http://cstsboston.blogspot.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/cstsboston for more details.
Tickets for this event will be $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Tickets will be available via http://www.coolidge.org/content/serenity.
“Can’t Stop The Serenity” events will be held worldwide. To learn more about the fundraiser and find other screenings, visit http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA is hosting its annual Science Fiction Marathon from 7:00pm on January 25th overnight to the morning of the 26th. See the detailed schedule at http://lsc.mit.edu/schedule/2014.1q/desc-marathon.shtml.
If enough people pre-order tickets by January 14th, the movie “Knights of Badassdom” will be screened at the Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place in Dedham, MA on January 21st at 7:30pm. If you want to see this movie, which has been kicking around Hollywood without a proper release schedule, sign up! You will not be charged if the threshold is not met.
KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell. Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship is put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers, or true “Knights of Badassdom?”
Sign up at http://www.tugg.com/events/7300.
A recreation of Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” will be staged at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on October 31st. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding a documentary about a local theater called The Orson Welles Complex. Get tickets at http://www.bostonsci-fi.com/node/552; learn about the film project at http://www.owcproject.com/.
The Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA is hosting the “Terror-Thon” movie festival on October 12th from noon to midnight, featuring these movies:
-THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
-THE INVISIBLE MAN
-PLANET OF THE APES
-ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI
Visit http://feitheatres.com/somerville-theatre/terror-thon-noon-to-midnight-sat-oct-12/ for details.
The Etheria Film Festival will present “the best in emerging female science fiction and fantasy film makers” at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA on October 5th. Learn more at http://www.allthingshorroronline.net/2013/09/we-present-etheria-film-festival.html.
The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival returns to the Providence area October 17th-20th.
PROVIDENCE, RI. This October 17-20th, 2013, the FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival will screen some of the world’s greatest independent fright films. Films presented will be from across the globe and represent a broad range of cinematic styles and approaches to the genre. Our program director is Shawn Quirk.
The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to an often overlooked genre that will include numerous world premieres of shorts and features including the best of films submitted in competition from all over the globe. We guarantee that you will not see anything like them anywhere else. Plus, many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, so you’ll have a chance to network, ask questions and maybe even audition for their next film.
To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch’s brew, will consist of various ingredients such as an H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour, special free screenings, a Saturday night double bill with a special presentation, awards for Best Feature and Best Short and much more.
Follow http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_ri.php to get all the developing details.
Tickets are on sale now for the 39th annual Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon, which will be held at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. The festival will run from February 7th to the 17th; the marathon starts at noon on Sunday February 16th and runs for 24 consecutive hours. You can buy tickets for the marathon separate from the festival; early bird rates end September 15th. The film schedule has not been posted yet; keep an eye on http://www.bostonsci-fi.com/ for updates.