Sci-Fi Weekender report

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Last weekend saw our most ambitious programme yet: three great Sci-Fi films over two days.

The weekender blasted off with Edge of Tomorrow (2014), proving yet again that Tom Cruise knows a good sci-fi script when he sees one (okay, War of the Worlds excepted).

The following day we hosted a matinee performance of Flash Gordon (1980) in aid of Llancarfan Primary School PTA, discovering in the process that pre-teens are no longer entertained by gaudy spectacle and dubious sexual politics as they once were. Oh, for the good old days…

The weekender culminated with all-time classic Alien (1979), which as everyone knows is an extended parable about the dangers of cat ownership.

These screenings were only part of the package of intergalactic stimulation on offer. The weekender also featured an opening night cocktail reception (Pan Galactic Gargleblaster anyone?); a slideshow of Richie Jarvis’s remarkable astronomical photography (South Common Observatory); a primary school colouring competition; and printed programme notes.

Thanks to everyone who joined us over the weekend, which was supported by Film Hub Wales in partnership with the British Film Institute as part of the nationwide Sci-Fi season running until December (you can find out more here).

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