‘Destination Marfa’ science fiction film has red carpet premiere in Lubbock | KLBK | KAMC

LUBBOCK, Texas — A new movie coming out next month has ties to West Texas, and it has premiered at films festivals in New York City, Athens, Greece, and now right here in the Hub City.

It’s called “Destination Marfa,” and it was written, directed and produced by Lockney native Andy Stapp who hit the red carpet at Premiere Cinemas to talk with fans ahead of the screening, along with the film’s stars Stelio Savante and Tony Todd.

The science fiction film was shot on location in the titular Marfa, TX, in addition to Plainview, Valentine and Lockney. It follows four friends who come to West Texas to see the mysterious Marfa Lights, and once they arrive, they sense something is very off about the small town and the residents who are not what they seem.

Stapp said he was extremely grateful he got to share his movie with the

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Timothee Chalamet’s much-awaited science fiction epic Dune will premiere at the Venice Film Festival

The long-awaited science fiction epic film Dune, which stars Timothee Chalamet, will have its world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

The hotly-anticipated feature, which is based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name and directed by Denis Villeneuve, will make its debut out-of-competition on September 3rd.

The flick was originally supposed to have its premiere in November of 2020 and has since been set back for several factors, including the onset of the global pandemic. 

Big release: The Timothee Chalamet-lead Dune adaptation will have its world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival on September 3rd

The feature will follow Paul Atreides, played by the 25-year-old lead, who is tasked with traveling to the desert planet Arrakis in the midst of a conflict regarding the control of a life-enhancing drug called Melange, also known as ‘spice.’

The film boasts an ensemble cast, with Oscar Isaac and

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R. Madhavan’s new film adds to India’s science fiction tales

New Delhi: Actor R. Madhavan has announced Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, a biographical drama based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation who was accused of espionage.

The film, written, produced and directed by Madhavan in his directorial debut, features the actor in the lead along with Simran.

Rocketry, shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and English, adds to the handful of science fiction dramas India has produced, even as it continues to endorse Hollywood spectacles like the Star Wars franchise films, Avengers, Avatar and so on with robust box office numbers.

The science fiction tale begins as early as 1967, two years before Neil Armstrong even took that giant leap for mankind, with director TP Sundaram’s Trip to Moon (Chand Par Chadhayee) where legendary action star Dara Singh travels to different planets with a sidekick and beats up aliens.

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Monster as Medium: Experiments in Perception in Early Modern Science and Film – Journal #116 March 2021

The monsters and the monstrances in cinema are our own eyes.
—Ute Holl

A few weeks before we started shooting, one of us asked the other: But what are we actually going to film? Our project had started a couple of months prior, sparked by a brief encounter with one phrase: “taxonomies of monsters.” This combination of words was attributed to a name neither of us knew: Ulisse Aldrovandi. Coming across this term, we wondered how monsters could possibly be subjected to taxonomical categorization. Weren’t taxonomies those modes of classification that whittle down the excesses of imagination in order to produce quantifiable objects of knowledge? And aren’t monsters, conversely, the unruly forms that emerge when imagination spills over the bounds of reason? To insert a living being into a taxonomic logic is to conceptually arrest the fluidity that animates life. Yet monsters would seem to resist this, as they are

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