A pure example of how great independent
cinema can be, and one of the most cinematically luscious films shot in B&W
and on 35mm.
Space is a lonely town. Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that his old friend Professor Hess is trying to kill him.
Like much of the science fiction of the last century its sees the universe as consisting of a series of 'themed' worlds. Venus is inhabited solely by Southern Belles; Saturn by lonely miners; and there's a bar with an all-male dancing contest in the asteroid belt.
Samuel Curtis has to take The Boy Who Once Saw A Woman's Breast and exchange him for a corpse, which he can then take back to Earth, along with the stinking hydraulic gimp that he picks up along the way.
‘An avant-rock musical staged on the set of a Poverty Row noir’, Cory McAbee's film (with music by his band the Billy Nayer Show) is an utterly unique experience and possibly the most delightfully idiosyncratic science fiction movie since John Carpenter's Dark Star.
The was the first movie screened at the first
SCI-FI-LONDON – ‘didn't I tell you… it's my birthday.’
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