An Evening of Science Fiction

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation and Empire Theatres are hosting a free screening of the science fiction documentaries Best Evidence and Famous Monster on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Theatre. Best Evidence, produced by Halifax’s Paul Kimball, features some of the world’s leading UFO experts, including Stanton Friedman, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Nick Pope, and Mac Tonnies. The film includes a number of very credible military witnesses discussing the cases that the debunkers never want to talk about. Stanton Freidman and Mr. Kimball will be on hand before and after the screening to answer audience questions. Famous Monster, produced by Halifax’s Michael MacDonald, looks at the life of science fiction legend Forrest J. Ackerman, the man who coined the phrase “sci-fi”, and his influence on the genre. The film features interviews with many sci-fi experts, including Ray Bradbury, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Mr. Ackerman himself. Mr. MacDonald will be at the screening to answer audience questions. Presented by the film development corporation and Empire Theatres, screening nights are held four times a year. The screenings allow local audiences to see homegrown film productions and help local filmmakers promote their work.last_img