After 2001: 21st Century Sci-Fi Film

We will examine five feature films that take us beyond the world of big-budget blockbusters to a sci-fi more concerned with thought-provoking ideas than spectacle. We review the history of the genre in film, discuss the role of satire and social criticism in sci-fi, and explore the films’ metaphoric possibilities. We will also survey the careers and approaches of the directors and their collaborators and consider the diverse voices that have contributed to the form over the decades.

Among the Films to be screened:
SLEEP DEALER (2008, directed by Alex Rivera)
2046 (2004, directed by Wong Kar-Wai)
ADVANTAGEOUS (2015, directed by Jennifer Phang)
MOON (2009, directed by Duncan Jones)

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