Albright Knox hosts science fiction film festival - VIDEOS
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • February 28, 2013 @ 10:35am
As part of First Fridays at the Gallery, join the Albright Knox for a day filled with science fiction film.
In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition “Kelly Richardson: Legion,” guests will enjoy an introduction to each film by curator Holly E. Hughes. The screenings will take from noon to 9:30 p.m. on Friday at the gallery’s auditorium. Tickets are free for members, $5 for non-members and one ticket includes access to all the films for that day.
According to the Albright Knox: “Among the major influences present in Kelly Richardson’s immersive installations are narrative devices used in science fiction and B-movie horror films. Richardson, along with Curator for the Collection Holly E. Hughes, has curated a selection of films that will be screened throughout the day and evening, in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Kelly Richardson: Legion. Each film will feature an introduction by Hughes, who will discuss its relevance to the artist’s work.”
For more information on the science fiction film festival, head over to the Albright Knox website for details on the films and screening times.
Here is a look at the featured films to be screened below:
Destination Moon (1950)—92 minutes
Synopsis: One of the first science-fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail, Destination Moon tells the story of the first trip to the moon.
Silent Running (1972)—89 minutes
Screening: 1:50 p.m.
Synopsis:In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth’s plant life, which is being kept in a greenhouse onboard a spacecraft.
Frogs (1972)—91 minutes
Screening: 3:40 p.m.
Synopsis: A group of hapless victims are invited to a sprawling island estate crawling with evil frogs.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)—115 minutes
Screening: 5:40 p.m.
Synopsis: A meek, alienated young boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial in his backyard. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet.
Children of Men (2006)—109 minutes
Screening: 7:30 p.m.
Synopsis: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
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