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Jameson Cult Film Club goes Sci-Fi

Posted by LiveFor on January 9, 2010

Jameson Cult Film Club is seriously cool – They show a series of screenings that showcases the most exciting, edgy, cool and just plain fun cult films around. Not only that, but they are presented in settings carefully selected and dressed to fully immerse you in the world of the films. Previously, they’ve shown Trainspotting in a Shoreditch warehouse, a quartet of great horror movies in an Islington chapel and the majesty of This Is Spinal Tap at the Clapham Grand. But this time they are going out of this world.

This St Patrick’s Day, Jameson Cult Film Club is going sci-fi. Not only that, but we are giving you the chance to help pick the sci-fi cult classic we show. Head on over here to vote.

Some sci-fi films earn their cult stripes through impenetrable plotting and worse special effects — the paper plates doubling as flying saucers in Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space are something you long to forget — but thankfully there are cult sci-fi films of breathtaking originality and genuine quality that take up permanent residence in the memory.

These films create vivid worlds in which viewers can lose themselves (Blade Runner, 12 Monkeys); they can offer big ideas and mind-melting mysteries that demand constant attention (Donnie Darko), or they can present unashamedly camp pastiche that offers plenty of chances to quote the dialogue — who can’t watch Flash Gordon without uttering the immortal line, “Gordon’s alive!”?

The films you can vote on are Donnie Darko, Moon and the 1953 War of the Worlds. The screening will take place on St Patrick’s Day, March 17, at a suitably sci-fi London venue – the Royal Institution, founded in 1799 by the leading British scientists of the time.

Go and Vote.

5 Responses to “Jameson Cult Film Club goes Sci-Fi”

  1. Phil said

    We should try and get something like that done up here Phil!

    Let’s get everyone on rollerskates and show Xanadu in a roller rink!

  2. Phil said

    I work at the O2 Academy which is a big venue, although without a screen or seating. Perhaps the Royal Court?

    I remember a while ago how a group were showing films like Jaws on a lake, where they baited the water so that the eels were swimming around peoples feet and Close Encounters at Devils Tower.

    Something like that would be good. Maybe show The Descent tunnels haha.

  3. Del said

    there was a showing of american wearwolf in a disused tube station a few years back, think it was part of the 4 screen thing.

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