Radio Free Albemuth
Preview screening with writer/director John Alan Simon in person
Presented by Discovery Productions and the Philip K. Dick Film Festival
Dir. John Alan Simon, 2014, 111 mins. Digital projection. With Jonathan Scarfe, Shea Wigham, Katheryn Winnick, Alanis Morissette, Scott Wilson. In this acclaimed adaptation of a novel by Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly), it is 1985 in an alternate reality, and a Berkeley record-store clerk experiences strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls VALIS. He uproots his family and moves to Los Angeles, where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission—enlisting the help of a sci-fi writer named Philip K. Dick—to overthrow the oppressive U.S. government. Variety called this “engrossing” film, “sci-fi with political and philosophical substance.”
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