Sci-Fi

WARRIORS OF FUTURE

In the not-too-distant future, pollution and global warming have left Earth barren, a giant meteorite has crashed down, and an odd-looking vine has started to grow from it. While this vine, nicknamed Pandora, has sucked up the smog and began to purify Earth, it also grows at high speed destroying anything in sight. When the …

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SHIN ULTRAMAN

One of Japan’s most revered tokusatsu series of all time gets a shiny reimagining from creative titans Hideaki Anno (EVANGELION) and Shinji Higuchi (ATTACK ON TITAN) with SHIN ULTRAMAN. With updated special effects and a bigger budget, headlined by Japan’s biggest stars Takumi Saitoh (HIFF 2018 Maverick Award honoree), Masami Nagasawa, and Hidetoshi Nishijima (DRIVE …

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PLAN 75

Chie Hayakawa’s PLAN 75, which had its world premiere at Cannes, is a beautifully humanist tale that inventively uses Japan’s aging population crisis as a conceit for a dystopian tale that looks at the value of life. Legislation has passed to fix Japan’s “aging problem;” Anyone over the age of seventy-five can apply for government-funded …

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BREAK OF DAWN

It’s 2049 and AI controlled spaceship February Dawn needs to return to its home planet Rainbow’s Root before the apartment block in which it secretly embedded is demolished. Who else to help but Yuma, Shingo, and Gin, a trio of space-nerd rocketry obsessed boys! On a sunny afternoon, Yuma notices something strange on a nearby …

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AN EVENING WITH DEBORAH CHOW

Deborah Chow is a filmmaker of Chinese Australian descent who has directed extensively in film and television on such shows as THE MANDALORIAN, MR. ROBOT, JESSICA JONES and winning an NAACP Image Award for BETTER CALL SAUL. Her most recent work was directing the entire limited series of OBI-WAN KENOBI on Disney Plus. In this …

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