Things to Come: H.G. Wells and Cinema
Silver Screen Cinema, Folkestone
Sat 11 Oct
THINGS TO COME (PG)
Dir: William Menzies. Starring: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman. UK 1936. 100mins.
A futuristic Sci-Fi classic and a masterpiece of British Cinema. Written by H.G. Wells, based on his own story ‘The Shape of Things to Come’, this is as much a landmark of the genre as Lang’s Metropolis and Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Produced by Alexander Korda, designed and directed by William Cameron Menzies and scored by Arthur Bliss, THINGS TO COME is a science fiction film like no other, a prescient political work that predicts a century of turmoil and progress.
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