Wednesday, May 8, 2013
RFA to Screen at Lincoln Center Film Society
In news from the Movie Roll Out That Never Ended, Radio Free Albemuth, Director John Alan Simon's indie take on PKD is being shown at a prestigious film festival at the exalted Lincoln Center in NYC on June 4.
Here's John Alan Simon on the latest development: "I'm really excited to screen RFA at Lincoln Center in NYC. It's a great honor to be selected for their prestigious indie series. We hope the success of this one-night only event will be the kick-off for our theatrical launch in the fall. We're counting on the help of PKD fans to spread the word to friends in New York to make this the same kind of sell-out, standing room only success as we had at the Philip K. Dick Film Festival Event in December. Plus I look forward to talking about all matters PKD to all the real PKD readers out there. Thanks to David Gill and all the other other PKD fans and scholars out there for helping us get this indie labor of love out there! Like the Aramchek conspiracy, we've put up a great fight against the forces o darkness - now there appears a wondrous ray of pink light at the end of this long tunnel."
I know from your comments that many of you just want to see this film, and you don't particularly care if you watch it in a theater or streaming on Netflix. I get that. But, need I remind you, Hollywood is an evil, soul-crushing place which, in the past, has committed great crimes against our sainted SF writer: Next, Paycheck, Adjustment Bureau. Surely you can wait a little longer to see an adaptation unsullied by either Tom Cruise or tacked on car chases. And if you can't, well don't be mad at RFA's makers, instead be angry at the heap of tepid garbage Hollywood prefers to fund (and ruin).
Here's a write up and a link to buy tickets.