BFI and Film Hub NI Bring Blockbuster Sci-Fi Season to Nerve Centre

BFI and Film Hub NI Bring Blockbuster Sci-Fi Season to Nerve Centre

A season of wonderfully weird, entertaining, scary and sometimes downright bizarre film screenings and events is coming to Nerve Centre, as part of BFI and Film Hub NI's biggest ever themed programme of film and television, Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, presented together with O2.

Running from October to December as part of a blockbuster UK-wide project of over 1,000 screenings, talks and debates across 200 locations, Nerve Centre and Foyle Film Festival present the Sci-Fi: Reflections on the Big Screen series of sci-fi filmmaking workshops, presentations, panel discussions and genre classics including Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, The Fly and the director's cut of Alien.

The events on offer across the country will also highlight the UK’s star-role in the history of Sci-Fi film, taking audiences through unexplored territory to a world of aliens, time travel and parallel universes.

Running until March 2017, the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) aims to put film at the centre of cultural life in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, encouraging more people to see a more diverse range of films in more locations nationally.

Hugh Odling-Smee, Project Manager, Film Hub NI said, 'BFI FAN members have boldly taken the Sci-Fi brief and created mind-blowing programmes of screenings, guests and events to bring classics of the genre to Northern Irish audiences in new and exciting ways. This is a great example of how collectively we can broaden the horizons of cinema goers in NI. The programme is testament to the creativity and commitment of the Film Hub NI's membership, and we're delighted that the BFI have supported our work.'

Managed and delivered by Queen's Film Theatre, Film Hub NI is part of a significant national initiative aimed at growing audiences for film across the UK.

Full programme of events taking place at the Nerve Centre coming soon.

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