FEBRUARY 16, 2019

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11:00 AM —-> Distribution and Screenwriting: Tricks of the Trade
Event venue: Orleans Restaurant

Panelists: Paul Salamoff (Encounter), Eric Bromberg (Head of DUST Studios, a Gunpowder and Sky company), Ty Burr (film critic, The Boston Globe), Monica Castile

Get an insider’s perspective and tips on the world of film distribution and creenwriting. Find out what makes a good screenplay and the ins and outs of getting a film seen in front of audiences.

1:00 PM —> Tales from Earthsea
TRAILER / dir. Gorô Miyazaki / Japan / 2010 / 115 min
Screening Venue: Somerville Theater

(Japan, 2010) SciFi Kids. Studio Gibli (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) epic tale of redemption and self-discovery based on Ursula K Le Guin’s story.

3:00 PM —> Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with The Future
TRAILER / dir. Douglas Stewart Jr. / USA / 2018 / 96 min
Screening Venue: Somerville Theatre

Before we went there, a now nearly forgotten artist showed us the way to the galaxies. Q&A to follow with director Douglas Stewart Jr.

5:00 PM —> Gort’s Shorts
Various Short Films / 2018
Screening Venue: Somerville Theater

SF44's Best Shorts screened in one program and presented by DUST.

7:00 PM —> ENCOUNTER
TRAILER / dir. Paul J. Salamoff / USA / 2018 / 92 min
Screening Venue: Somerville Theatre

East Coast Premiere! After alien object falls in a back country field, things start getting weird. Luke Hemsworth & Anna Hutchinson star. High production values from Natick native & first time director Paul J. Salamoff.

9:00 PM —-> Lake Artifact
TRAILER / WEBSITE / dir. Bruce Wemple / US / 2019 / 96 min
Screening Venue: Somerville Theater

(US, 2019) World Premiere! Locally made, but smart from beyond. Think your basic cabin in the woods thriller, but with a SciFi twist or two.

10:30 PM —-> Festival Closing Night Party
Event Venue: Orleans Restaurant