Each of the films in this strand has a special event attached. The festival has a history of creating spectacular experiences based around cinema favourites.
Alien and The Matrix
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
(Country: Australia; Year: 1994; Director: Stephan Elliott; Writer: Stephan Elliott; Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell, John Casey, June Marie Bennett, Murray Davies, Frank Cornelius, Bob Boyce, Leighton Picken)
Groundbreaking cult classic about a transsexual on a cross-country trip to Alice Springs. Scheduled to celebrate the film before the stage version opens in the West End.
Alien (The Eighth Passenger)
(Country: UK; Year: 1979; Director: Ridley Scott; Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett; Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright)
Ridley Scott's fabulously frightening grimy spaceship classic.
The Blair Witch Project
(Country: US; Year: 1998; Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez; Writer: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez; Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffith, Jim King, Sandra Sanchez)
Handheld, hyped-up horror.
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
(Country: US; Year: 1989; Director: Stephen Herek; Writer: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon; Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor, Tony Steedman, Hal Landon Jr., Amy Stock-Poynton), Official Site
Two boadacious dudes totally travel in time, collecting historical personages to help them pass a most heinous examination.
(Country: US; Year: 1999; Director: David Fincher; Writer: Jim Uhls based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk; Stars: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier, Richmond Arquette, David Andrews, George Maguire, Eugenie Bondurant, Christina Cabot, Jared Leto)
An insomniac hooks up with a man on a plane who will change his life forever.
Fight Club and Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
Ghostbusters (Ghost Busters)
(Country: US; Year: 1984; Director: Ivan Reitman; Writer: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis; Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson, David Margulies, Steven Tash, Jennifer Runyon)
Who ya gonna call?
(Country: USA; Year: 1999; Director: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski; Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski; Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, Julian Arahanga, Matt Doran, Belinda McClory, Anthony Ray Parker)
Visually dazzling sci-fi thriller. Re-released in 4K restoration.