Radio Free Albemuth
Thursday, October 7th
Opening Night Screening, followed by Party/Reception
Radio Free Albemuth (US, 2010; 118 min.)
Director: John Alan Simon *Filmmakers In Attendance!
Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly).
Depicting a dystopian society, Radio Free Albemuth follows the awakening of the protagonist, Nicholas Brady, by visions communicated from a satellite of unknown origins. Under guidance from these visions, Nic begins to rise up against the fascist government masquerading as the United States of America.
In an alternate reality circa 1985, President Ferris F. Fremont, a Richard Nixon clone, is still in the White House chasing after the shadowy terrorist organization called Aramchek. In the name of security the U.S. has become a police state. A record store clerk in Berkeley named Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to have visions and embarks upon a plot to overthrow the government with the help of a mysterious woman named Sylvia (Alanis Morissette) and his best friend, science fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigham).
* A World Premiere Screening of the final version of this long awaited film adaptation of the famous Philip K. Dick novel...
Cast: Jonathan Scarfe (Raising The Bar, The Work And The Glory), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire, Machete, Fast and the Furious), Katheryn Winnick (Killers), Alanis Morissette, Hanna Hall (Virgin Suicides), Ashley Greene (Twilight)