Doc Brown: Great Scott!
Jordan Brown: This is clearly not the Brown family reunion party. We must have landed in the wrong place. Why didn’t we just take a regular flight like everyone else in the family?
Everyone needs a home. Even film festivals. In fact, venues aren’t given nearly enough credit with their contribution to a festival's identity. Let me tell you why.
Inspired by the Texas premiere of AXCELLERATOR, Other Worlds programmer and Transportation Director Robyn Paxman wondered what the perfect teleportation device would be.
In addition to having a lot of action, fun, and generally being a blast, AXCELLERATOR also incorporates a classic SciFi staple, the MacGuffin. With that in mind, Other Worlds Director of Marketing & Development revisits The Best Movie MacGuffins in SciFi.
One of the great things about our Orbiter Series is that we get to spend a little more time with a film, and a filmmaker, than we might at the festival. For AXCELLERATOR, I was so excited to pick the mind of director David Giancola about all the crazy stuff he has been through as he has surfed the wave of indie film since he was 19 years old.
The Texas premiere of the SciFi action comedy AXCELLERATOR features the most explosions of any film we’ve ever shown! So, Tessa Morrison has conjured up an explosive list of big SciFi bangs.
Here in Austin, we are hitting a 100+ degree weather streak. This means that as we celebrate America this month we are also celebrating the wonderful invention of air conditioning. So go grab a snocone and prepare yourself for some Netflix and chill indoors with some amazing SciFi and Horror. From superheroes to time travel to creepy dinner parties, this month’s additions are not to miss.
We made it, you guys. We're here. This is now officially the future. October 21, 2015 was the date to which Marty McFly travels in BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2. Marty lands in a world that has the Cubs winning the World Series, strangely shaped Pepsi bottles ordered via robot, flying cars, hover boards, self lacing shoes, and 3D holographic movies. It's the future of the past.
There's no shortage of 'must watch' science fiction movie lists on the internet, and even more debate about what films should be included. While watching film submissions for this year's Other Worlds Austin Film Festival programming, I've had plenty of opportunities to contemplate what makes for really great science fiction.
In a SciFi film, every detail becomes part of the atmosphere creating this previously unknown place. Maybe its an alien world, like in James Horner’s score for Aliens, maybe its a new understanding of ourself like in Shane Carruth’s own score for Primer, but in a SciFi film, when the director is asking the audience to take a leap of faith with them into some mysterious territory, score must do much more than just be an audible backdrop for the dialogue.