MIFF Sci-Fi Marathon at the Astor
Get prepped for an overnight extravaganza. MIFF's Sci-Fi Marathon includes seven features, from black-and-white films of crime and deception to dark 1970s animations.
The program will feature Nothing Lasts Forever (1984), an underground, homemade creation by Tom Schiller, then-writer for Saturday Night Live, and starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. A parody of sci-fi and comedy, this rarely seen film will be dusted off the shelves for MIFF audiences.
The Visitor (1979) by Italian director Giulio Paradisi – under the alias Michael J Paradise – is a lbizarre film with an all-star cast including Sam Peckinpah, director of The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs. The Visitor exposes a world in turmoil, riddled by forces of good and evil, demonic flying animals and superhuman powers.
From Japan, Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) is director Shin'ya Tsukamoto’s cult thriller of violence, hallucinations and pure mayhem. The film follows a businessman’s accidental murder of The Metal Fetishist, whose revenge takes form in turning the man into a grotesque and deformed hybrid of metal and man.
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