Films

Films to be screened from 16-19 January 2018 as part of  SCI-FFI 2018

Andromeda Strain

2h 11min | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 12 March 1971 (USA)

Synopsis: When the capsule of the Scoop Mission returns to Earth and lands in the small town of Piedmont, it brings an unearthly organism with it. Except for a crying baby and an old man with an ulcer, the entire population dies from clotted blood. A team of four scientists – leader Dr. Jeremy Stone, Dr. Charles Dutton, Dr. Mark Hall and Dr. Ruth Leavitt – are summoned and gathered together in the top-secret Wildfire facility. Fighting against time, they try to understand the reason why the old man and the baby survived and research an antidote to Andromeda, the ultimate biological weapon.


ICE Age: Collision Course

1h 34min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 22 July 2016 (USA)

Synopsis: Scrat’s epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.


2010 (1984)

1h 56min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 7 December 1984 (USA)

Synopsis: In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter’s orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery’s sentient computer.


Life (2017) 

1h 44min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 24 March 2017 (USA)

Synopsis: Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism – the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren’t always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected


Arrival

1h 56min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 11 November 2016 (USA)

Synopsis: Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind


Core

2h 15min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 28 March 2003 (USA)

Synopsis: The Earth’s core has stopped spinning. Disasters are appearing all over the world: Birds acting crazy, powerful thunderstorms, 32 people die within seconds of each other when their pacemakers quit working. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of five (total members: 6) go down to the center of the Earth to set off a nuclear device to make the Earth’s core start spinning again or Mankind will perish.


24 

2h 44min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 6 May 2016 (India)

Synopsis: A Sci-Fi family revenge drama happening between a scientist, his evil brother and the scientist’s son, over a time travel gadget


The Abyss (1989)

2h 25min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 9 August 1989 (USA)

Synopsis: Formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some issues to work out. They are drafted to assist a gung-ho Navy SEAL with a top-secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on Earth.