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Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Kicks Off Today

IS SCIENCE FICTION THE SCIENCE OF THE FUTURE?
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 2:15-3:30PM
INDIESCREEN 289 KENT AVE. AT S. 2ND STEET
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN 11211
RONALD MALLETT, ENRIQUE RICARDO MIRANDA, ANGELA POSADA-SWAFFORD AND ALAN STEINFELD.

PHILIP K. DICK, HP LOVECRAFT AND THE NEW CONSCIOUSNESS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 3:30-4:40PM
INDIESCREEN 289 KENT AVE. AT S. 2ND STEET
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN 11211
JOHN ALAN SIMON, Dennis Paoli AND JIM FREUD.

INTRUDERS AMOND US - THE ET AND UFO EXPERIENCE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 5:45-7:15PM
INDIESCREEN 289 KENT AVE. AT S. 2ND STEET
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN 11211
RICHARD DOLAN, Peter Robbins, POSEY GILBERT, MARK BRINKERHOFF, JAMES CARMAN AND ALAN STEINFELD.

THE OUTSIDER IN SCIENCE FICTION: AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO PERSPECTIVES
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH 2:00-3:30PM
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
3601 35TH AVENUE (AT 37TH STREET) ASTORIA, NY 11106
MODERATED BY WARRINGTON HUDLIN Walter Mosley, SAM DELANY, ALEX RIVERA, LAWRENCE OLIVER CHEERY, LOLA SALVADOR AND CARLOS MOLINERO.

With its thought-provoking films and guest speakers, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is sure to enthrall the mind and embody an expression of devotion for all of its attendees. The main event will take place at Williamsburg's indieScreen theater at 285-289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Registration is $20 for a one day pass, $15 for a one day pass ordered in advance, $55 for a three day pass and $45 for a three day pass in advance. For more information about the festival or advanced ticket sales, visit http:// www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com. For information on the panelists and film summaries visit http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com/program.html.

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and the first of its kind to grace the screens of New York City is organized by filmmakers who understand the difficulties and challenges of telling a unique story in a corporate environment. The year 2012 marks the inauguration of the festival. The festival will be held in New York City in the fall for a total of three days. Guest speakers and writers that best represent the goals of the festival will attend the opening ceremonies. We look for original voices and visions in works submitted. Lastly, this is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers.

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the 20th century's most profound novelists and writers within the science fiction community. His exploration, analysis and beliefs led to the publishings of 44 novels and 121 short stories. Dick's enormous library of works led to several film developments including Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002), Paycheck (2003) and most recently Radio Free Albemuth (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and the successful remake of Total Recall (2012). The film industry is also awaiting the release of King of the Elves in 2014, which will surely be yet another prosperous depiction of Dick's literary contribution to science fiction. His enormously effective views comprised of fictional universes, virtual realities and human mutation foresaw an exaggerated version of the current state of government and contemporary life. Though he is gone in the physical form his philosophies live on in the techniques applied to modern stories and films and generate large displays of appreciation and understanding.

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