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"Monsters From The Id" playing with short film: “I Have Seen The Future” 5:00pm - Sunday, January 27
Into & Q&A with MFTI writer, director and producer: David Gargani and IHSTF writer and director: Lisa Seidenberg
"Monsters From The Id" The 1950’s was an idealistic time in American History, filled with hope, opportunity, and wonder. It was also, “The Atomic Age” where new technology promised to both save humanity as well as put it in jeopardy. All of these factors gave birth to one of the most prolific genres in film history, 1950’s Science Fiction Cinema. More then just bug eyed monsters and little green men, 1950’s Sci-fi Cinema provided science inspiration for millions of eager youths across the country. Then after 1957 and the launch of Sputnik, science fiction became science fact as an inspired population worked toward one of the greatest achievements of mankind, spaceflight. Monsters From The Id weaves the intersecting themes of over thirty classic films in order to tell the untold story of the Modern Scientist and his role in inspiring a nation. The film continues to explore the psychological and cultural impact of 1950’s Sci-Fi cinema in America and asks, “where is science inspiration found today?” Youtuber Trailer
"Have Seen The Future” Director: Lisa Seidenberg The roots of the 2009 global economic crisis ctually began in 1939 …at the New York World’s Fair. Gliding as smoothly as a gleaming new Edsel from nostalgia to conspiracy theory, “I Have Seen the Future” shows how the New York World’s Fair of 1939 led America and the world down a road of mass consumerism and a future dependent on the motorcar and the fuel to keep it going. The most spectacular project of Robert Moses, builder of roads and bridges, the World’s Fair was a breathtaking vision of the future – a vision that 70 years later, literally and figuratively ran out of fuel… The most popular exhibit was General Motors “Futurama.”, where visitors sat on moving chairs and observed a future America below their feet. Upon exiting Futurama, visitors received a button with the words: “I Have Seen the Future”. The film includes appearances by futurist and author Watts Wacker and Allegra Fuller Snyder, daughter of designer Buckminster Fuller. In 1936, Fuller built the Dymaxion – an efficient car the big automakers
General Admission Tickets are $10.00 online and $12.00 at the door. Senior and Student tickets are $10. and are only available at the door.