Thursday, July 10, 2014

Watch two sci-fi films — one for free — thanks to Park Circle Film Society

Sci-Fi Saturday

Posted by Melissa Tunstall on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 8:56 AM

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It seems like every week, there’s a new summertime blockbuster being released. And we get it, sometimes you need to see large explosions and forget the troubles of the world. Fortunately, Park Circle Film Society wants to help you do that without making you shell out megaplex prices — both on your wallet and making the films. In fact, this Saturday, they’ll screen two independent science-fiction films, After Exodus and Coherence. The After Exodus screening is free, while the Coherence will cost ya $5. Still, $5 for a night at the movies is pretty cheap.

The first screening takes place at 4 p.m. at the Olde Village Community Building (4820 Jenkins Ave.). After Exodus focuses on a future dystopian society, but the real twist with this flick is the lack of dialogue — really, there is none. Bonus points: It was filmed off the coast of Charleston.

Following the screening, the local filmmakers behind After Exodus, Matthew F. Perry and Eric Doucette, will take part in a discussion panel about their experiences as filmmakers in Charleston and their next project, a feature-length film.

A 7 p.m. showing of Coherence will wrap up the evening. The film explores how eight friends’ relationships change after an astronomical anomaly occurs during a dinner party. After Googling “astronomical anomaly,” we’re still not sure what it is, so the film will should be educational as well as entertaining. The movie stars Nicholas Brendon (yes, as in Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and has been making the festival rounds.

For more information, visit parkcirclefilms.org

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