Sci-fi London Film Festival launches with UK premiere of Caught #SFL17

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launches its astronomical 17th annual programme from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 with ten days of film, live music, immersive experiences and more.

It will showcase a lineup with six world film premieres and 13 UK film premieres as well as dedicated Augmented and Virtual Reality events.  Kicking the event off at the Rich Mix will be the UK Premiere of CAUGHT– a film that returns us to the great days of British Science fiction.

Directed by Jamie Patterson (Fractured), written and produced by Alex Francis (Moon) and starring April Pearson, Mickey Sumner and Cian Berry, it’s  the story of a ‘work-from-home’ journalist couple who invite a man and woman, called Mr & Mrs Blair, into their idyllic village home. But what begins with an informal interview descends into a nightmarish fight for survival.

The festival’s Closing Night on the 6th May at Stratford Picturehouse is the World Premiere of THE RIZEN directed by Matt Mitchell and Taliesyn Mitchell and starring Lee Latchford-Evans, Laura Swift, Tom Goodman-Hill, Adrian Edmondson and Sally Phillips.

The year is 1955. NATO and the Allied Forces have been conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race. Now, they have finally succeeded but what the Army has unleashed threatens to tear our world apart. One woman must lead the only survivors past horrors that the military has no way to control – and fight to close what should never have been opened!

This year the organisers have also teamed up with the Science Museum and its Robots exhibition to present a movie double-bill focusing on the world of artificial intelligence with A.I. AND EX MACHINA.

Other events include screenwriter Darren Rapier and SCI-FI-LONDON’s Louis Savy who will be hosting a SCI-FI SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP: ROBOTS & ROCKETS at the BFI on Sunday 30th April 10.30am. It will take you through the process of creating a low-budget sci-fi screenplay, and provide a practical guide on how to choose the best ideas, then work them into a pitch, synopsis and script.

The festival will also host electronic live music event from the future with KRAUTWERK at London’s Moth Club and Ramsgate Music Hall on the 5th and 6thMay. 

For the first time, Eberhard Kranemann (Piss Off, Kraftwerk, Neu) and Harald Grosskopf (Synthesist, Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Shulze) will transmit live their cosmic sonic visions of TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND.

For the full line up visit the website: #SFL17

Chris Price
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