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International Sci-Fi Shorts


Location: Redstone Theater

A program of international short films, presented as part of the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film festival. Running time: 98 mins.

The Ticket

Dir. James Villeneuve. Canada. 2018, 11 mins. A man’s life takes a dark turn when he accepts a ticket to board a giant space craft.


Dirs. Maria Hinterkoerner, Bernhard Weber. Austria. 2018, 12 mins. Vienna, near future. Every household is supported by a personal assistant robot called Synthia, built by techgiant ENYO. The robot is equipped with a neuronal network and has access to all electronic devices. Synthia listens, and she learns.


Dir. Iacopo Di Girolamo. United Kingdom. 14 mins. An expressionist nightmare in which an inventor and his colleague test the ‘Automaton,’ a machine able to create things from nothing.

I Want to Kill

Dir. Dan Yadin. United States. 2018, 5 mins. This black comedy is an unhinged, psychedelic romp through the bleak depths of space.

Into the Dark

Dir. Benjamin Berger. United States. 2018, 12 mins. In the wake of a widespread viral epidemic, two U.S. soldiers stranded during their mission must fight to survive while an old man and his ailing daughter, running low on food, wait to be rescued.

Destroyer of Worlds

Dir. Sam Dawes. United Kingdom. 2018,44 mins. Arty, a precocious teenager, must reluctantly leave his life in 1954 behind when his father makes the most devastating discovery to date: Leap Theory.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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