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WCI Film Festival and Lecture Series “Classics of Science Fiction”
November 2 at 6:00 pm - November 4 at 9:30 pm
Join us November 2-4 for “Classics of Science Fiction,” a weekend-long film festival and lecture series emphasizing entertainment, education, and community engagement. We offer a diverse selection of international science fiction films, short lectures, open discussions, artistic creations, live music, a silent auction, live podcast tapings, and a Benefit Masquerade Ball.
Long before Le Voyage dans la Lune took early film goers to the moon, writers of science fiction created Hyde, Dr. Frankenstein, and Captain Nemo to captivate their audiences. Now there is no corner of the arts where science fiction does not reach, from painting, literature, and music to video games, television, and scientific innovation. Through science fiction we dream of the “what ifs” that drive society to create, to explore, and to render through artistic and scientific media the hopes, dreams, fears, and fantasies of a society. Come see and discus some of the diverse and influential science fiction films that have shaped the ways in which we dream as a culture.
The WCI Film Festival and Lecture Series 2018 event, Classics of Science Fiction, is sponsored by the University at Albany Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry, the University at Albany Office of the Vice Provost and the Dean for Undergraduate Education, and The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio. We are co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute; the University at Albany Center for Experiential Education; the University at Albany Office of Student Engagement; the University at Albany Vice President for Research, James Dias; the University at Albany Alumni Association; University at Albany Auxiliary Services; the Capitalize Albany Corporation; the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation; Humanities New York; and the National Endowment for the Humanities.