This summer the Floating Cinema's London programme, is set to journey beyond earth, to explore our relationship with outer space; from imagined alternative worlds and the historical race for space travel to alien invasion! An immersive space odyssey, the Extra-Terrestrial programme will include open air screenings of sci-fi cult classics, a summer space school and a series of on-board talks which bring together scientists, writers and enthusiasts. Weaving between the absurd and the factual, this exciting programme will offer a timely commentary on contemporary issues surrounding the Earth's sustainability, the commodification of space and what it is to be an ‘alien’.
On board talk exploring how cinema from 1950’s to the present day has shaped our idea of alien imagery; with film historian Jon Wisbey. Illustrated with film clips, we will draw comparisons between Hollywood and British science fiction cinema, looking at the wider cultural trends.
Jon Wisbey teaches film at City Lit and Morley College. His interests include Hollywood (‘old’ and ‘new’), British and European cinema, art cinema, popular cinema, early cinema and genre (with a particular interest in horror, science fiction and film noir). He is Vice-Chair of Chelmsford Film Club.
Ticket: £5.00 / cons
On board screening ofCo-dependent Lesbian Alien Seeks Same,which tracks the adventures, misadventures and experiences of three aliens from the planet Zots, sent to Earth on a mission to find love. A bizarre, comical espionage, this film is the original mash-up of a lo-fi New York City romantic comedy and a sci-fi B-movie spoof!
Ticket: £5.00 / cons
An alien mothership hovers ominously above the earth, strange tentacles and searching lights descend towards the awestricken crowd below. They've arrived! Join artist collective, Pen Pushers, to build a costume and disguise yourself before it’s too late!
Ticket: Free/drop in
Ticket: Free/ drop in
Open air and fancy dress screening of 50’s sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still. When a UFO lands in Washington, D.C., bearing a message for Earth's leaders, all of humanity stands still. An alien dignitary, Klaatu has come to earth to deliver the message that earthlings must stop warring among themselves – or else!
Ticket: free, booking essential