Sci-Fi Film Series 2013: District 9
USA, 2009, 112 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: New Zealand, Canada, South Africa
Genre/Subject: Science Fiction
Wednesday, July 10th at the Sie FilmCenter with post-film discussion led by anthropologist Michele Koons.
The Sci-Fi Film Series is hosted by Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
From producer Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and director Neill Blomkamp comes a startlingly original science fiction thriller that "soars on the imagination of its creators" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). With stunning special effects and gritty realism, the film plunges us into a world where the aliens have landed... only to be exiled to a slum on the fringes of Johannesburg. Now, one lone human discovers the mysterious secret of the extraterrestrial weapon technology. Hunted and hounded through the bizarre back alleys of an alien shantytown, he will discover what it means to be the ultimate outsider on your own planet.
DIRECTOR: Neill Blomkamp
Principal Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt