Beyond the Celluloid Shorts Block
September 18th 6pm at The Screening Room 127 E. Congress
We Are All Cylons
2011, USA, 45 Min
Directed by Ilana Rein
With: Michael Trucco, Michael Hogan, Kate Vernon, Rekha Sharma,
DIRECTOR ILANA REIN WILL BE AN ATTENDANCE FOR A Q&A AFTER THE FILM!
We Are All Cylons is a visionary take on the profoundly resonant series Battlestar Galactica. Through interviews with cast members and fans, the film explores the areas where science fiction meets reality. Actors describe the challenges they faced playing characters that discover they're not human, and fans explain their deep emotional and intellectual connections to the program. Issues such as rapidly advancing technology, the malleability of identity, and the role and representation of the military in contemporary life are examined. Tethered to reality while at times blurring the line between documentary and science fiction, We Are All Cylons examines the complex relationship between viewers and Battlestar Galactica's depiction of artificial intelligence, consciousness, notions of the divine and what makes us human in the digital age.
"We Are All Cylons Explores Deeper Side of Battlestar Galactica Fandom" Wired Magazine
Official Selection of Sci-Fi London Film Festival
The Secret Friend
2010, USA, 15 Min
Directed by Flavio Alves
Cast: Siobhan Fallon, Viola Harris, Beau Hauser
A reclusive, elderly widow, Anna Marshall (Viola Harris), lives in quiet desperation until she begins receiving daily calls from a silent stranger. An odd and mysterious friendship evolves between the two, as Anna begins to share her life experiences with startling honesty. Empty days are given new hope, but when the calls abruptly end, a devastated Anna is compelled to surprising action to fill the unbearable void.
2009, AUSTRALIA, 11 Min
Directed by Gregory Erdstein
Cast: Simon Lyndon, Kim Denman, Sean Taylor
Steve Swanson wakes in hospital to discover he has just had a brain tumour removed: the tiny body of his unborn twin, Rupert.
All Systems Go, Neil Armstrong
2010, CANADA, 4 Min
Directed by Robert Dohrmann
A mysterious oblong television set is your personal guide through outer space as it guides us through a series of animated scenes. Along the way, this guide presents a number of downsized robots, whose purpose and functions are unknown.
Good Morning, Beautiful
2011, USA, 20 Min
Directed by Todd Cobery
Cast: David Tufford, Catherine Campion, Paul Cram
After the death of his newborn daughter, Dave drifts through the world unable to see anything but ugliness. He struggles to keep his grip on reality as his very existence becomes a nightmarish world filled with surreal characters. He doesn't know what to believe is real and what is in his mind.
2011, USA, 4 Min
Directed by Jason Sikovsky and Shon Gale
Cast: Martin Felix
A young military brat lets his imagination run wild, only to learn that war is not a game.
2011, USA, 6 Min
Directed by Kai Winikka & Erin Darley
Cast: Laurie Winkel, Chad Chamberlain, Brynna Darley
One Halloween night, a young baby-sitter has been left in charge of a pair of rather odd sisters who offer far-fetched explanations of the eerie events that have taken place over the course of the evening. Mistaking their answers for mere childish imaginings, the baby-sitter dismisses the girls but will soon regret not taking child's play more seriously.
The Screening Room
127 E. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701