C E L L U D R O I D Film Festival

Posted 2009-08-21 @ 13:54:22 In news > uncategorised

Continuing its tradition of creating innovative and exciting events never before attempted in South Africa, CELLUDROID is the latest Flamedrop & Shadow Realm film festival, setting out to pull together (for the very first time) a range of Science-Fiction, Anime and Fantasy movies. Classic and new movies have been sought and packed into one explosive weekend across 28-30 August.

The screening venue is the independent Labia Theatre on Kloof Street, Cape Town (as with the HORRORFEST, X FEST and CINEMANIACS).
At R25 Labia Thetare tickets are almost half the price of other theatre chains in South Africa.

The hand-picked movies include a brand new, mind-blowing South African affiliated release, a couple of cult classics and some new indie movie’s you’re unlikely to see on the big screen.

At selected screenings DVD copies of WATCHMEN will be up for grabs (courtesy Nu Metro Home Entertainment).

www.CELLUDROID.net


The CELLUDROID Line-Up (see website for more info):

DISTRICT 9
Set in South Africa, an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.
This innovative breakthrough for South African movie-making is directed by homegrown Neill Blomkamp and produced by The Lord Of The Rings’ Peter Jackson.
District 9 releases in South Africa the same weekend as the CELLUDROID film festival.
(It kicked G.I. Joe from it’s number one spot in the USA on its opening weekend!).

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE
As one of the first and ultimate cult films, this camp, low budget gem from 1959 became the focal point of Tim Burton’s biopic of its director Ed Wood, Jr.
With a passion to make movies, Wood used all resources at his disposal to realize his vision - even if flawed - but this is in fact what makes it so much fun.
This is your rare opportunity to catch this legendary movie on the big screen.

AKIRA
Tetsuo and Kaneda’s motorcycle gang encounters a military operation out to capture an escaped experimental subject. Tetsuo is taken into custody and experimented on, unleashing his intense psychic powers, bursting into his destructive anger directed at the world.
Director Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary 1988 Anime became the blueprint for almost every film of its kind to follow.

AUTOMATONS
In the distant future a lone surviving woman is the last of her kind, the rest perishing in the generations-long war that she continues to fight, assisted by a group of antiquated robot helpers.
Shot on Super-8 in black & white, this innovative low budget 2006 movie directed by James Felix McKenney also features Angus Scrimm, better known as The Tall Man from the Phantasm movies.

PLAGUERS
When a band of sexy space pirates hijack a fuel-transport vessel bound for Earth, an alien virus known only as "Thanatos" is accidentally released. The contagion mutates its victims, transforming them one after another into ravenous, demonic creatures. Pirates and crew must join together to destroy the undead PLAGUERS as the ship nears Earth, threatening to infect the entire planet.

DESTROY ALL PLANETS (Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu)
An alien spaceship heads for earth, intent on world domination!
Gamera, the fire-breathing, giant flying turtle has to save humanity.
But the squid-like enemies take control of Gamera, forcing man’s salvation to attack Tokyo.
Made in 1968, this deliciously tacky sci-fi B-flick is a blast and follows the classic Japanese tradition of the original Godzilla movies.

BANE
Four women awake in an underground cell with complete amnesia. They soon discover that they are part of a gruesome experiment.
One by one they are visited by a demented scientist who cuts a four digit number into each woman’s skin - the exact time of their death...

www.CELLUDROID.net


CONFIRMED SCREENING TIMES :
@ The Labia Theatre, Kloof Street, Cape Town
All shows regular Labia ticket prices (and concessions) apply / Booking info: 021 424 5927




FRIDAY 28 AUGUST

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE : 6pm
DISTRICT 9 : 5 shows daily - 8:30pm > official CELLUDROID screening




SATURDAY 29 AUGUST

DISTRICT 9 : 5 shows daily (11:30am / 1:45pm / 4pm / 6:15pm / 8:30pm)
PLAGUERS : 4pm
DESTROY ALL PLANETS : 6pm
AKIRA : 8:15pm



SUNDAY 30 AUGUST

DISTRICT 9 : 5 shows daily (11:30am / 1:45pm / 4pm / 6:15pm / 8:30pm)
BANE : 4pm
AUTOMATONS : 6pm
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE : 8:15pm

Visit www.CELLUDROID.net for updates.
Or mail info@flamedrop.com for any questions.

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In 2005 Flamedrop Productions created the annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival - for the first time offering fans a range of classic, rare, new and never-seen-before indie movies, documentaries and short films (every Halloween season).


Since the inception of the S.A. HORRORFEST, Flamedrop expanded with an affiliated film festival, The X FEST, focusing on movies that are more extreme, but not necessarily “horror”, the last chapter taking the shape of an Alternative and Extreme Music film festival.


CINEMANIACS is the vehicle for a range of interesting motion pictures that don’t get cinematic releases in South Africa, and have included the documentaries Earthlings, as well as both Zeitgeist installments.

In addition to screening ventures, Flamedrop also runs several entertainment websites with original content including movie-, music-, & gaming reviews and articles.

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Best regards,

Paul Blom
Sonja Ruppersberg




Flamedrop Productions / Shadow Realm, inc.

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