Doomsday comes to Williamsburg. (About damn time.)

And on Saturday, I'll be speaking at the 2010 Doomsday Film Festival, joining Paul Schrader, Steve E. Jones, and Heather Urbanski to talk about the deeply awesome Hardware (which is, in a way, Repo Man meets Short Circuit meets The Road Warrior, plus Lemmy from Motörhead) and problems of misbehaving technology.  The whole weekend looks good, despite my deep discomfort with events that involve the phrase "Free ZOMBIE Makeup", as the films are an unusual and underwatched set, especially Colossus: The Forbin Project.

5:45 - 8:15PM
Richard Stanley, U.K., 1990; 92 min
$8.00 Admission
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A post-apocalyptic scavenger (Dylan McDermott) brings home a battered cyborg skull for his metal sculptor girlfriend, unaware that it contains the brain of the M.A.R.K. 13, the military's most ferocious bio-mechancial combat droid. Soon, the dismembered fragments reconstruct themselves from household appliances, turning their apartment into a combat zone as the reborn machinery goes on the rampage. From underrated visionary Richard Stanley (Dust Devil). Along with appearances by Iggy Pop and Lemmy of Motörhead. "An energetic, low-budget Pandora's Box of delights, tailor-made for the disposable '90s." – Derek Adams, Time Out

Followed by a panel:
  • Paul Schrader (Director of Affliction, Auto Focus, American Gigolo, Blue Collar)
  • Steve E. Jones (Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism)
  • Evan Calder Williams (Combined and Uneven Apocalypse)
  • Heather Urbanski (Plagues, Apocalypses and Bug-Eyed Monsters)
  • Moderator: Andy McCarthy (

1 comment:

Benjamin said...

wow, Paul Schrader (no offence to other panel members), did he discuss gun technology?