I'm pleased to announce yet ANOTHER non-credit course offered at Tri-C Metro this fall featuring some of the most unusual, bizarre, and memorable science fiction films ever made. Every week on Thursday evenings, starting on September 13, the following ten films will be shown in their entirety on the "big screen" in the UTC theater:
Eraserhead (1977) 1:37
(David Lynch) – Jack Nance. Years in the making, this movie illustrates the perils of parenting in a surreal world.
City of Lost Children (1995) 112 minutes
(Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro)- Ron Perlman. A mad scientist uses multiple clones to help steal the dreams of kidnapped children, since he cannot dream on his own.
Barbarella (1968) 98 minutes
(Roger Vadim) – Jane Fonda. A scantily clad secret agent in the future is sent to another planet to capture a mad scientist bent on ruling the universe after conquering Earth. Featuring the most carefully read opening credits in movie history!
Zardoz (1973) 105 minutes
(John Boorman) – Sean Connery. A scantily clad secret agent in the future invades a gated community of immortals to liberate them from their burdens and learn the truth about his own world.
Liquid Sky (1983) 112 Minutes
(Slava Tsukerman) – Ann Carlisle. Tiny aliens in a plate-sized flying saucer invade the NYC apartment of a swinging fashion model. Some of the most memorable dialog that you’ve ever heard!
Quintet (1979) 118 minutes
(Robert Altman) – Paul Newman. A dystopic view of a future world, dying in an ice age, where the remaining humans play a gambling game in which their own lives are at stake in the outcome.
Forbidden Planet (1956) 98 minutes
(Fred Wilcox) – Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen. An expedition is sent to a distant planet to find out what happened to a lost colony of settlers from years ago. What they find amazes them.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) 83 minutes
(Fred F. Sears) - Hugh Marlowe. A Ray Harryhausen special effects movie detailing the destruction of Washington DC by nasty alien invaders. Can the Earth be saved?
The Thing (1982) 109 minutes
(John Carpenter) - Kurt Russell. A shape shifting alien invader tries to take over an Antarctic research base in the dead of winter. Unforgettable special effects.
The Calamari Wrestler (2004) 95 minutes
(Minoru Kawasaki) – Kana Ishida. A giant squid becomes a wrestling champion in Japan, and subsequently develops too many success-related problems in his personal life, living as a top celebrity.
So call (216) 987-3075 & register TODAY for course #89401: Weird Science FIction.
Website soon at: http://www.tri-c.edu/community/movies