The inaugural film for this semester’s Cineclub is Duncan Jones’ Moon which is, quite simply, the greatest science fiction film this century so far – perhaps one of the greatest in cinema history.
Sam Rockwell stars as Sam Bell who is working alone on the Sarang lunar-base with only an artificial intelligence assistant named GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey) for company. As he nears the completion of his three year contract, isolation and ennui begin to take their toll, and Sam enters a hallucinatory nightmare where the very fabric of reality collapses. Sam’s mission becomes nothing less than a quest for identity and self-consciousness.
This film is an outstanding contribution to the canon of sci-fi cinema and launched Jones’ career. He has since directed Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhall and is currently working on a Blade Runner homage titled Mute. It is startling that Moon is his feature film debut. Yes, it is that good!
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This is it. The big one. The one you’ve all been waiting for. The moment of truth. The revelation.
Yes, I have the current programme of films for the coming months. These film choices are the result of unprecedented feedback from members of the CineClub community. Billy Procotor has been taking requests and has compiled them into the following schedule:
- 28th September: Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)
- 5th October: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier, 2008)
- 12th October: Escape from the Planet of the Apes (Don Taylor, 1971)
- 19th October: The Long Good Friday (John McKenzie, 1980).
- 26th October: Nói Albinói/ Noi the Albino (Dagur Kári, 2003)
- 2nd November: Antichrist (Lars Von Trier, 2009)
- 9th November: Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971)
- 16th November: Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936)
- 23rd November: Woman in a Dressing Gown (J. Lee Thompson, 1957).
- 30th November: The Devil’s Backbone (Guillermo Del Toro, 2001)
- 7th December: Control (Anton Corbijn, 2007)
- 14th December: Carry On At Your Convenience (Gerald Thomas, 1971)
If your choice doesn’t appear above, then rest assured it will most likely be included in the programme for semester 2 (due to commence around February 2012). Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for posters around the David Puttnam Media Centre, or check out the blog, Facebook page and Twitter for more info.
Several members of CineClub have put forward a few suggestions for films that may make it to the schedule for this semester (membership is free!). If you want be part of CineClub then get in touch with us here, via Facebook or Twitter
Please send us your suggestions/ recommendations and all will be given consideration.
Thus far we have:
That leaves several spaces to fill so get your names on a postcard (or an email) and respond to this NOW!
You may have noticed that the CineClub site has a different look than last year. This hasn’t been an aesthetic decision but is rather the result of some data loss following a corrupted WordPress update. We’ve also lost a few posts but thankfully nothing too significant. Over the next few days we’ll be working to fix what’s missing and add info regarding the next set of films to appear on the programme.