Apr 282016
 




supernova-fest-2016

The full line up has been revealed for the very first Supernova International Film Festival which is taking place at Odeon Printworks in Manchester on 28th and 29th May 2016.

On Saturday night, Supernova will play host to the UK premiere of MOONWALKERS, starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Robert Sheehan (Misfits) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). Set in 1969, MOONWALKERS tells the hilariously dangerous tale of an unstable CIA agent who fails to locate the legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick and must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time: A live television staging of the moon landing.

The closing night film slot plays host to the UK premiere of the amazing ANDRON: THE BLACK LABYRINTH. With an all-star cast including Alec Baldwin, Michelle Ryan and Danny Glover plus some jaw dropping special effects, this is not one to miss. ANDRON follows a group of unknown prisoners trapped in a mysterious and deadly maze. They will have to find answers, to decipher the signs, understand the codes and face a dangerous journey to discover the secret of ANDRON! New feature films at the festival also include Robot Frenzy KILL COMMAND, Brandon Routh & Caity Lotz starrer 400 DAYS and the astounding PROJECT-M. There will also be screenings of an eclectic selection of new short films over the duration of the weekend.

Also appearing as part of the Supernova line up is a selection of the greatest science fiction classics, new and old. In celebrating the under-appreciated, the festival presents a very rare big screen showing of ALIEN3: THE ASSEMBLY CUT followed by a panel discussion that will discuss the many differences between this cut, (the nearest there is to a director’s cut) and the studio release print. With 25 mins of extra footage, this version reveals just how much the studio changed director David Fincher’s vision. Festival director Simeon Halligan argues that this cut puts ALIEN3 (Often considered the weakest of the franchise), right at the top next to Ridley Scott’s original. Just before this, Supernova will hold a special 30th anniversary screening for James Cameron’s action packed sequel ALIENS!

On the Saturday, classics will be truly dedicated to the theme of epic, transcendent science fiction. After the shorts showcase the day will open with a big screen digital showing of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, which being the ultimate cinematic experience, is never to be missed. Following that there will be a very special screening of Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR. This screening will start with a talk by the film’s Oscar winning VFX supervisor Paul Franklin who’s additional credits include Inception, The Dark Knight and Harry Potter.

Day passes for the festival are available at £25 from www.supernovafilmfest.com

Bat

BatWhilst I love prosthetic effects, stop-motion animation and gore, nothing can beat a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. I don't do 3D movies so put the red and green spex away!

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