Staff Pick: 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon a voyage into movies, sleep deprivation
If you’ve ever spent 24 consecutive hours in a movie theater, it’s an experience you won’t forget. There’s something wonderfully mind-bendy about sleep deprivation and movies.
Add that to the slate of flicks on deck for the 30th annual Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon and you’ve got a night that should be a real trip.
Highlights include the Midwest premiere of “Danger 5,” the delightfully campy Australian TV series that looks to be a crowd-pleaser. Set in a world of bizarre ’60s action cheese, five spies battle Hitler (and dinosaurs). Think “Inglourious Basterds” meets “Team America: World Police.” It will be a rare chance to see it on the big screen with an appreciative crowd.
Also making regional premieres are “Time of the Robots,” a silent B-movie mash-up that reworks pieces of old films into a new narrative, and the erotic sci-fi thriller “Vanishing Waves.” (Bow-chicka-wow-wow.)
But, wait, there’s more! You’ve got a 45th-anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s still-ahead-of-its-time “2001: A Space Odyssey,” as well as Christopher Nolan’s narrative unpeeling onion “Inception” and many more.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. That’s a hell of a bargain … if you can make it through the day.
12 p.m. Saturday, May 4, to 12 p.m. Sunday, May 5
2254 E. Main St., Bexley