Classic Sci-Fi Cinema

We’ve just heard from the British Film Institute, which is running an autumn festival of films they thought would be of particular interest to SF Gateway readers.

SCI-FI: Days of Fear and Wonder,  running across the autumn, in cinemas and online on BFI Player, presented in partnership across the UK with the BFI’s Film Audience Network, features over one hundred film and television titles.

The programmer kicks off with three classics in three days at the end of next week:

On Thursday 28 August the earth will be unhinged from its axis with the screening of London-set classic, The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961). Friday will see us attempt inter-galactic contact with The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), starring David Bowie as a stranded alien. The weekend will conclude with a cult classic as we venture to planet Mongo on Saturday 30 August with Flash Gordon (1980).

You can find more details on the BFI‘s press release (PDF) and on their website.


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