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FestivalFilms, posters exhibition

Films projections: 09.04.2015- 17.12.2015

Poster exhibitions: 18.12.2015 - 14.02.2016. Vernissage: 18.12.2015, 19h00

Prizes: After each projection answer questions and collect points. You can win vintage posters and DVDs with SF classic movies! Winners announcement: 18.12.2015

1

The Man from planet X

1951

USA

Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer

09.04

2

It Came from Outer Space

1953

USA

Dir. Jack Arnold

23.04

3

Cat-Women of the Moon

1953

USA

Dir. Arthur Hilton

07.05

4

The Neanderthal Man

1953

USA

Dir. Ewald André Dupont

21.05

5

Devil Girl from Mars

1954

USA

Dir. David MacDonald

04.06

6

The Angry Red Planet

1959

USA

Dir. Ib Melchior

18.06

7

The Amazing Transparent Man

1960

USA

Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer

02.07

8

Ship of Monsters

1960

USA

Dir. Rogelio A. González

16.07

9

Beyond the Time Barrier

1960

USA

Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer

30.07

10

Battle of the Worlds

1961

IT

Dir. Antonio Margheriti

13.08

11

The Phantom Planet

1961

USA

Dir. William Marshall

27.08

12

Reptilicus

1961

USA

Dir. Sidney W. Pink

10.09

13

The Brain That Wouldn't Die

1962

USA

Dir. Joseph Green

24.09

14

The Time Travelers

1964

USA

Dir. Ib Melchior

01.10

15

Attack from Space

1965

JP

Dir. Koreyoshi Akasaka

08.10

16

The Terror Beneath the Sea

1966

JP

Dir. Hajime Satô

29.10

17

They Came from Beyond Space

1967

USA

Dir. Freddie Francis

05.11

18

The Terrornauts

1967

USA

Dir. Montgomery Tully

12.11

19

Destroy all Planets

1968

JP

Dir. Noriaki Yuasa

19.11

20

Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women

1968

USA

Dir. Peter Bogdanovich

03.12

21

Planet of Dinosaurus

1978

USA

Dir. James K. Shea

17.12

Science fiction film is a film genre that uses science and futuristic elements such as extraterrestrial life forms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time and space travel, spacecraft, robots or other technologies. Science fiction films have often been used to focus on political or social issues, and to explore philosophical issues like the human condition.
Science fiction as the projection of the imaginary possible into the future has been a staple of film since its earliest days, when Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon was first filmed in 1902 as Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès. Prior to 1950, contributions to the sci-fi genre were few: Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1925), Frankenstein by James Wahle (1931), King Kong by Merian Cooper (1933), followed by a handful of mad-scientist-in-the-lab derivatives of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or space operas like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers & Superman serials.
Splitting the atom to bear its twin products of progressive & destructive power gave the seed of fact that produced the huge outburst of radioactive cinema in the 1950s, coupled with the growing sense that we as man are not all alone in the universe, that there are likely other beings inhabiting planets in solar systems beyond ours. Thus, it follows, that our imagined visitors from other planets either took the form of superior beings challenging us to deal rightly with the power we'd achieved, or simply attacked us, often without warning, cinematic postures that today still provide story fodder for a huge number of big-budget films that are often highly successful.
1950/1960 is described as the 'classic era of science fiction B-movies'. What we got with the genre's birth in the 50s was mainly a bunch of low budget films about monsters created either by man's wayward intellect or as by-product of his ignorance in messing round with elemental forces whose powers are beyond our capacity to grasp. Much of the production was in a low-budget form targeted at a teenage audience, intended for adolescent box-office trade. Many were formulaic, gimmicky, comic-book style films. They drew upon political themes or public concerns of the day, including depersonalization, infiltration or fear of nuclear weapons. Invasion was a common theme, as were various threats to humanity.
Fear is a stuff that drives box-office adrenaline. Either for our heart's escape or to prove to ourselves that what we fear is fairly insignificant beside the fear of being confronted by..... what? some weird, deadly, unknown creature? We like to be shocked or scared. Perhaps it is because an imaginary or created sensation will inoculate us to "the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to".
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The Man from Planet X
Sci-Fi, 1951, USA, 71 min., ENG, VO
Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Robert Clarke, Roy Engel, Margaret Field, William Schallert, Raymond Bond

As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.

It Came from Outer Space
Sci-Fi, 1953, USA, 81 min., ENG, VO
Dir. Jack Arnold
Cast: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush,  Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Russell Johnson

A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange.

Cat-Women of the Moon
Sci-Fi, 1953, USA, 64 min., ENG, VO
Dir. Arthur Hilton
Cast: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor, William Phillips

Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.

The Neanderthal Man  
Sci-Fi, 1953, USA, 78 min., ENG, VO
Dir. E. A. Dupont
Cast: Beverly Garland, Robert Shayne, Richard Crane, Doris Merrick

A scientist develops a formula which will cause animals to regress to the form of their primitive ancestors, and tries it on himself with disastrous results.

Devil Girl from Mars 
Sci-Fi, 1954, USA, 77 min., ENG, VO
Dir. David MacDonald
Cast: Patricia Laffan, Adrienne Corri, Joseph Tomelty, Peter Reynolds, John Laurie

Because the men on Mars are dying, the planet's leaders decide to send Nyah (Patricia Laffan) to Earth to bring back a fresh supply of healthy, virile men.

The Angry Red Planet 
Sci-Fi, 1959, USA, 83 min., ENG, VO
Dir. Ib Melchior
Cast: Patricia Laffan, Adrienne Corri, Joseph Tomelty, Peter Reynolds, John Laurie

During first mission to Mars, shortly after rocket reaches the mysterious red planet, the band of brave space explorers discovers monstrous yet highly intelligent alien life forms, which first attack, then deliver a haunting word of warning intended for all mankind.

The Amazing Transparent Man
Sci-Fi, 1960, USA, 58 min., ENG, VO
Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Marguerite Chapman, James Griffith, Douglas Kennedy, Boyd Morgan

A crook (Douglas Kennedy) decides to rob a bank instead of working for the mad scientist who made him invisible.

Ship of Monsters (La nave de los monstruos)
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Western, 1960, Mexico, 61 min., VO, ENG ST
Dir. Rogelio A. González
Cast: Eulalio González, Ana Bertha Lepe, Lorena Velázquez

Two extraterrestrial women are sent on a mission by the regent of Venus to search for a male of another planet.

Beyond the Time Barrier
Sci-Fi, 1960, USA, 75 min., ENG, VO
Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Vladimir Sokoloff

In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

 Battle of the Worlds (Il pianeta degli uomini spenti)
Sci-Fi, 1961, Italy 84 min., VO , ENG ST
Dir. Antonio Margheriti
Cast: Claude Rains, Bill Carter, Umberto Orsini

A runaway asteroid dubbed "The Outsider" mysteriously begins orbiting the Earth and threatens it with lethal flying saucers.

The Phantom Planet
Sci-Fi, 1961, USA, 82 min., VO
Dir. William Marshall
Cast: Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray, Francis X. Bushman

After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.

Reptilicus
Sci-Fi, Horror, 1961, USA, Denmark, 82 min., VO
Dir. Sidney W. Pink
Cast: Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen, Povl Wøldike

After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Sci-Fi, Horror, 1962, USA, 82 min., VO
Dir. Joseph Green
Cast: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Eddie Carmel

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

 The Time Travelers
Sci-Fi, Horror, 1964, USA, 82 min., VO
Dir. Ib Melchior
Cast: Preston Foster, Philip Carey, Merry Anders

In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071.

Attack from Space
Sci-Fi, 1965, Japan, 76 min., ENG
Dir. Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii
Cast: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Sachihiro Ohsawa

The superhero Starman is sent by the Emerald Planet to protect Earth from belligerent aliens from the Sapphire Galaxy. The Sapphireans kidnap Dr. Yamanaka and force him to use his spaceship against the Earth.

The Terror Beneath the Sea (Kaitei daisensô)
Sci-Fi, Horror, 1966, Japan, 79 min., ENG
Dir. Hajime Satô
Cast: Shin'ichi Chiba, Peggy Neal, Franz Gruber

Two reporters discover that there is a race of fish-men living under the sea. The fish-men capture the pair and keep them prisoner in their underwater city.

They Came from Beyond Space
Sci-Fi, 1967, USA, 85 min., ENG
Dir. Freddie Francis
Cast: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin

Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

The Terrornauts
Sci-Fi, 1967, UK, 75 min., ENG
Dir. Montgomery Tully
Cast: Simon Oates, Zena Marshall, Charles Hawtrey

A group of scientists are kidnapped and taken into outer space aboard a saucer.

Destroy All Planets aka Gamera vs. Viras (Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu)
Sci-Fi, 1968, Japan, 75 min., ENG
Dir. Noriaki Yuasa
Cast: Kôjirô Hongô, Tôru Takatsuka, Carl Craig

Gamera the Flying Turtle falls under the spell of evil aliens, but two children free him and he returns to fight the aliens' monster, Viras.

Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
Sci-Fi, 1968, USA, 78 min., ENG
Dir. Derek Thomas
Cast: Mamie Van Doren, Mary Marr, Paige Lee

Astronauts landing on Venus encounter dangerous creatures and almost meet some sexy Venusian women who like to sun-bathe in hip-hugging skin-tight pants and seashell brassieres.

Planet of Dinosaurs
Sci-Fi, 1978, USA, 78 min., ENG
Dir. James K. Shea
Cast: Mary Appleseth, Harvey Shain, Derna Wylde

A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are blood-thirsty dinosaurs on the planet.