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PROGRAM 2016

Saturday, January 16

CINEMA VILLAGE TWO

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BLOCK ONE

Feature Documentary

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  

 

 

The Travis Walton Story

Dir: Jennifer W Stein

USA

90 min

“Travis” is a 90 minute documentary film recounting the now-world famous 1975 UFO abduction of Travis Walton and the impact it has had on his life over the intervening forty years - and on the lives of others who were also involved. You can view the trailer at https://onwingesproductions.com/travis-walton/   You are also welcome to watch a January 2015 interview that Executive Producer Jennifer Stein did with Ron James, founder of Ivovle TV, a new on line streaming program that addresses some the bigger questions facing humanity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Ytinm7cps&app=desktop

“Travis” premiered in February at the 2015 International UFO Congress Film Festival in Scottsdale Arizona where it swept the ‘EBE’ Awards for best long documentary film and the People’s Choice Award. For more information please visit TravisWaltonTheMovie.com. 
 
2015 Skyfire UFO Summit link
http://www.skyfiresummit.com/

PANEL

7:30 - 9:00 pm

 

 

PANEL - Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton                                              

Jennifer Stein, Peter Robbins, Bob Terrio and Lee Speigel

The panel will discuss the Travis Walton story and the methodology to establish this case to be one of the
most documented abductions in UFO history. Was Travis Walton a UFO abductee or was he the helpless 
victim of a covert government disinfo? Watch an interview with Executive Producer Jennifer Stein with Ron James, on Ivolve TV, a new online streaming program.

About the Panelists:

Jennifer W. Stein

Jennifer W. Stein is a self-taught filmmaker who never went to film school. She is an entrepreneur who started making films in the 1990’s while running non-profit organizations, raising her two children, and running a special events business Jennifer Stein is a producer and director, known for Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton(2015) and The Disclosure Dialogues (2011).

Peter Robbins

Peter Robbins has been involved in UFO studies for twenty-five years -as a researcher, investigator, writer, lecturer, best-selling author, and currently as Executive Assistant to Budd Hopkins' Intruders Foundation. He also serves as head of the UFO Media Group of Central Park Media Corporation and is Editor-In-Chief of the ground-breaking website
http://www.UFOcity.com 

Peter Robbins is also co-author, along with Larry Warren, of the British best- seller, Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Bentwaters-Woodbridge UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation. Robbins is a native New Yorker and continues to make his home in New York City. 

Bob Terrio

Bob Terrio Filmmaker Jennifer W. Stein and co producer Bob Terrio won two EBE awards at the Open Minds film festival in Scottsdale, AZ February 28, 2015. 

Lee Speigel


Lee Speigel has been interested in the idea of UFOs, aliens, living dinosaurs and the whole range of topics that often overlap the worlds of science and unexplained phenomena since he was a young boy.
His first foray into the pursuit and investigation of these topics was in 1975 when he produced and wrote a documentary record album, “UFOs: The Credibility Factor,” for CBS Inc. It marked the first time that military and scientific voices came together to disclose their personal UFO encounters and to call for government recognition of the phenomenon.Between 2007 and 2009, while on staff at ABCNews.com, Speigel wrote feature stories about the Roswell, NM, UFO legend, looking for life in meteorites and the controversial practice of firewalking.


Since 2010, Speigel has written hundreds of stories covering unexplained phenomena and UFOs for the AOL-Huffington Post Media Group in New York.

 

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BLOCK TWO

Shorts

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

 

 

The Skyship Chronicles - Trailer

Dir: Jeffrey Zampino

USA

1 min

Set in Ireland, 1895 in a steampunk fantasy world. When Molly Madigan's grandfather is killed by his partner, Gustav and his inventions stolen, Molly begins her quest to take back what is rightfully hers.
Twenty years later, in Wichita, Kansas, and unwitting postal clerk discovers a mysterious box containing the Potestatum, Molly's grandfather's most powerful invention.

 

 

 

Milgram And The Fastwalkers

Dir: Richard Cutting

USA

15 min

Milgram And The Fastwalkers tells the story of Sally Lemm, a highly-stressed corporate litigator experiencing strange dreams caused by anxiety and sleep loss. At wit's end, Sally consults prominent clinician Dr. Daniel Milgram, M.D., a world- class psychiatrist in the field of abnormal psychology. Challenged by the difficulty of Sally's case, Dr. Milgram attempts to decode her experiences and reluctantly becomes a psychiatric detective in an increasingly non-rational world. Both Sally's and Dr. Milgram's personal lives and successful careers evolve into a turbulent hall of mirrors once the dark and secret world of alien presence and abduction intrudes. Our premise: what is it like when ordinary people experience alien intrusion ? People with everyday lives, the best friends, kids, spouses, the doctors, and colleagues at work?

 

Feature Film

 

 

Chatter

Dir: Matthew Solomon

USA

1 hour 15 min

While monitoring video chat conversations for the Department of Homeland Security, Martin Takagi comes across the intimate interactions of David and Laura Cole. David has moved to Los Angeles from London one month ahead of Laura and uses video chat to maintain their relationship. The consummate voyeur, Takagi is glued to their conversations…at first to watch their “sexy-time”…and later to get to the bottom of what becomes evident: The apartment David is in, is haunted.

 

Running time 114 min

 

CINEMA VILLAGE THREE

BLOCK ONE

(Mixed Bag)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  

 

Feature Documentary

The Worlds of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick wrote novels which have been adapted into some of the most revered science fiction films of our time: Total Recall, Blade Runner and Minority Report. 
His work is compared regularly to Kafka, Orwell and Asimov, but more than thirty years after his death, Philip K. Dick is now looking like the most prescient anticipator of the digital age. 

An agoraphobic who rarely left his suburban Californian home, Dick would travel through countless worlds in his mind - often with the help of amphetamines. In 45 novels and 120 short stories he described many of the themes haunting our lives today, including virtual worlds, totalitarian societies, and enslaving technologies. 

Shorts

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  


 

 

Memory Reloaded

Dir: Panos Pappas & Despina Charalampous

Greece

20 min

In the Dome of World Archives, the memory of the gifted people has replaced the memory of the computers. Two young citizens, Nichmon and Lara, oppressed by a rigid bureaucracy, meet by chance and their lives connect forever.

 

 


Number of Silence (Webisode) 

Dir: Csongor Dobrotka

Germany

17 min

"Number of Silence" is a mystery thriller web series with sci-fi elements. Alternative realities. A fictitious metropolis. A huge corporation, a psychiatric hospital, a satellite that disappears and three main characters on a quest for truth and reality.

 

 


Good Year

Dir: Aki Isoyama

Japan

20 min

A man is working on something at a deserted factory in Yamagata Prefecture. Beside him there's a large water tank that seems to have a creature inside. One night, a woman who has left everything behind mysteriously appears in front of him. 

            

 


Sample Return 

Dir: Chris Remerowski

Canada

6 min

In the Sci-Fi comedy short, Sample Return, Moreau and Patrel, jaded freelance astronauts, co-pilots and frenemies, voyage between the stars in search of new, slightly better jobs.

 

 

Grace

Dir: Jem Moore

USA

11 minutes

A man with a past he longs to leave behind takes a temp job as a night watchman at an abandoned hospital. He finds out that not only does it look haunted, it is haunted, and he may never escape.

 

 


Pong

Dir: Dominika Ożarowska

Poland

15 min

An embittered genius of particle physics performs the final experiment of his life long career, confronted with sentiments of his whimsical computer and a birthday party crowd.

 

 

O

Dir: July Allard

France

15 min

The Parker family lives within different universes. In this multiverse, their lives are subject to radical changes. An infinite number of choices and events are possible, everything can happen depending on their actions.

Total running time 90min

 

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BLOCK TWO

Shorts

(Future Shock)

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

 

The Art of Human Salvage

Dir: Dempsey Tillman

USA

9 min

A young boy must by saved from execution by his last hope. Edward James Olmos of "Battlestar Galactica" and "Selena" fame stars in this futuristic thriller.

 

 


The Original

Dir: Arthur Veenema

USA

8 min

Maia Long is a computer programmer evaluating a digital replication of her own mind. She notices that the machine is growing rapidly and thinking for itself. As the situation grows out of her control, Maia comes to the realization that this simulation may be an authentic consciousness, and their interaction casts her own individuality into doubt.

 

 

Future Perfect

Dir:

USA

11 Min

Somewhere between then and now, a time traveler defies his orders, and compromises a future he cannot un-learn. Starring Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story) and Robert Baker (Mad Men, Lone Ranger) "Future Perfect" was entirely funded by the MPPIA Film Award.

 

 


Internal

Dir: Oliver McGuirk

UK

14 min

Internal tells the story of a woman who is plagued by hallucinations that break the boundary between reality and fantasy. As these visions intensify she begins to question those close to her, bringing about her own destruction.

 

 


Triumph of Time

Dir: Itay Cohen

Israel

5 min

Alex kiting receive an invitation to the Continuum Preservation Association (Timeline Protection Service). Service messages from the future to the past and vice versa. This service costs millions and is limited to four legal use; will Alex make the same mistake twice? 
Hebrew with English Subtitles.

 

 


Interface

Dir: Sarah L. King and Amit Lennon

UK

9 min

Will has a problem, he likes to shop. In fact, he likes it so much, he almost does it automatically, without thought. He's become a suggestible target for the super-aggressive consumer-driven technology of the near future. He knows he has to change, but how? Perhaps just one more purchase....

 

 


Strawberrys

Dir: Rowan Spiers-Floyd

USA

4 min

A young woman with unique abilities and her enigmatic care taker await a long expected call. However his agenda may divided them forever.

 

 


Bear Discovers Fire

Dir: Ben Leonberg

USA

14 min

Bobby, a middle-aged man living on a lonely farm, looks after his young sheltered nephew for the weekend. While on their way to visit Bobby's ailing mother in the nearby nursing home, the two encounter a bear... holding a torch. Bears have discovered fire--causing a remarkable series of events for Bobby's family in this strange tale set in Small Town America. 'Bears Discover Fire' is based on the short story of the same name by Terry Bisson.

Total Running Time 74 min

 

 

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PANEL

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

The True Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgement

Meet the process panel

Join Director Neil Edwards and Ex-Processans
for a riveting panel on The Process Church of the Final
Judgement. Facts and Fiction.

Neil Edwards - Director


Born in Birmingham, England in 1969, Neil Edwards is a Royal Television Society and Broadcast Award winning programme-maker responsible for several successful, long-running UK television formats and hit international documentary series. This is his first feature-length documentary. He has produced, directed, filmed, edited and scored the project himself.

Malachi McCormik – Formerly ‘FATHER MALACHI’ - INTERVIEWEE


Previously a successful business consultant, the charismatic Irishman became a leading member of The Process. Malachi was editor of the group’s magazine and arguably the ‘face of The Process’ – frequently put forward to deal with the often skeptical media. Credited with ‘inspiring’ George Clinton’s Funkadelic Album ‘America Eats Its Young’. 

Edward Mason – Formerly ‘BROTHER LUKE’ – INTERVIEWEE


Edward first encountered The Process as a teenager in 1967 at the famed ’14-Hour Technicolor Dream’ event at London’s Alexandra Palace. Immediately intrigued and impressed, he became a regular at the ‘brainwashing’ cult’s Mayfair HQ. Eventually joining the group and relocating to Toronto in Canada. 

 

PANEL

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

The Valis experience of PKD and how it interpenetrates the Man in the High Castle

The Seduction of Technology/ Extremism and how to guard against it and remain human/dignified
in day and age. Is Philip K Dick the James Joyce of Science Fiction?

Panelists- Richard Doyle, Paul Levinson, Noam Rumbah 

Moderator- Adi Tantimedh

Richard Doyle

Richard Doyle is Professor of English at  Penn State University.Richard Doyle earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. He was the Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow in History and Social Science of the Life Sciences at MIT in 1993. Professor of Rhetoric, Doyle holds appointments in English, Science Technology & Society and the College of Information Science and Technology at Penn State University and was Visiting Associate Professor at UC Berkeley, Department of Rhetoric in 2003. Doyle teaches courses in the history and rhetoric of emerging technosciences – sustainability, space colonization, biotechnology, nanotechnology, psychedelic science, information technologies, biometrics – and the cultural and literary contexts from which they sprout. - See more at: http://www.marioninstitute.org/blog/2013/03/vast-sense-belonging-interview-richard-doyle

Richard wrote the afterward for “The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick,” and is the author of “Darwin’s Pharmacy.” He writes regularly on his blog as “Mobius,” and has recently taught an online class with SynchCast entitled “Radio Free Albemuth.

 

Paul Levinson

Paul Levinson is an American writer and professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University in New York City. His novels, short fiction, and non-fiction works have been translated into sixteen languages.
Levinson writes science fiction, fantasy, and sf/mystery hybrids with philosophical undertones as well as non-fiction about the history and future of communications media, theFirst Amendment, the importance of space exploration, and popular culture themes.[9] His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Macedonian, Croatian, Russian, Turkish, Farsi, and Arabic. His latest work is Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion, an anthology of essays and science fiction stories which he edited with Michael Waltemathe, and including an interview he conducted with former astronaut and senator John Glenn and an essay by Guy Consolmagno, "The Pope's Astronomer". [14]
An acclaimed writer, Levinson has received multiple nominations for the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, Prometheus, Edgar and Audie Awards. His novella Loose Ends was a 1998 finalist for a Hugo, a Sturgeon, and a Nebula. His novel The Silk Code won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. 


Noam Roubah

Noam Roubah Producer of the Video Game Californium
You play Elvin Green, a struggling writer partially based on the protagonist of Dick’s somewhat autobiographical book VALIS (the book was to be the first of a trilogy, but Philip K. Dick died before completing it).
The game promises to be steeped in a surreality, one that offers players more than meets the senses. But speaking with Ars Technica, producer Noam Roubah ties it to a familiar formula:
“You just have to walk around, talk to people, look around, and search for things that are not normal. At some point, maybe, you might see glasses on the table only to have it change into a book. When you find abnormal things like that, you will expose another reality.”


Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh Writer for Bleeding Cool.com . Adi is the co-author of the conspiracy graphic novel La Muse. His passion include the intersection of reality and the imaginal, the conspiracies and prosaic , the no man's land that defines most of human existence.

 

 

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