Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Presented by CINECITY and Film Hub South East in association with Folkestone Triennial 2014 as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

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Ben Rivers is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning film-maker whose films tread a line between documentary and fiction. Often following and filming people who have in some way separated themselves from society, Ben himself connects his approach to cinema with a life-long love of Science Fiction, in particular the post-apocalyptic movie, and books and films about the ‘last man on earth’. For Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder and Folkestone Triennial 2014, he has made a personal selection of some of the genre’s key films.


“We all have our time machines, don’t we? Those that take us back are memories… And those that carry us forward, are dreams.” H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells came to live in Sandgate near Folkestone in 1896, the year of the birth of cinema. He enjoyed a highly productive period in the area writing many of his best known and highly acclaimed works here, which have also provided a rich seam for future film-makers to mine. Connecting with the Triennial’s theme of ‘Look Out’, we present a brief big screen celebration of the visionary world of H.G. Wells.