At 2:00 P.M. at the Wayne Theatre, the second film festival program began.
A video introduction called ALIEN STORIES, SCIENCE, SPOOFS, AND SERIES kicked off the afternoon's entertainment. Watch it on YouTube. The audio was changed to meet copyright restrictions.
After a Sunglow Restaurant pie was awarded in the raffle drawing, the program was interrupted by commotion in the back of the theatre where an alien had been spotted. Participants were asked to remain calm.
The alien escaped, but things are now under control. We were planning to interrogate the prisoner, but since he's dead we'll need to use our new image regeneration brainscan machine to telepathically extract images from his brain. We just happen to have some world renowned alien scientists and film experts to help us interpret the images. We'll also need some help from the audience.
A video can be viewed of the BRAIN CONNECTION. Watch it on YouTube.
Below you'll find a condensed transcript of the image analysis and discussion.
- Alien Autopsy <<<BRAIN CONNECTION ESTABLISHED>>>
- Series of Alien Women... We need to do some tuning.
- Image 1
What's the location? Goblin Valley
What movie was filmed here? Galaxy Quest
- Image 2
What's the location? San Rafael Swell
What planet is represented? Vulcan from Star Trek
- Image 3
What's the location? Salt Flats west of SLC
What's the film? Independence Day
- Image 4
What's the location? Monument Valley
What's the sci fi film? 2001
- Image 5
What new film was shot recently in our area? John Carter of Mars
- Panel Question: Are there other alien movies that have been filmed in Utah?
- Series of Spaceship Images ... We need to do some tuning.
- Image/Video 6
What's the movie? Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- Image Series 7
What's the movie? Signs
- Panel Question: Why do you think the "unseen" is so scary? What other films play on this type of fear?
- Image 8
What's the movie? Starman
- Image 9
What's the movie and actor? The Man Who Fell to Earth, David Bowie
- Panel Question: How do science fiction movies reflect the times they were made?
- Series of Food Shots... We need to do some tuning.
- Image 10
What's the movie? Men in Black
- Image 11
What's the Movie? Spaceballs
- Image/Video 12
What's the movie? Mars Attacks
- Image/Video 13
What's the movie? Starship Troopers
- Panel Question: Do you think comedy and science fiction mix?
- Image/Video 14
What's the movie? Remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still
- Panel Question: What do you think of remakes and spoofs?
- Image/Video 15
What’s the movie? Star Wars, Cantina Scene
- Panel Question: Have any science fiction films held up over the years?
- Alien Autopsy <<<BRAIN CONNECTION LOST>>>
- Alien has escaped....
A raffle drawing was held for a set of movies, T-shirt, and poster.
Killer Klowns is an 1988 comedy horror movie classic. It's written, directed and produced by the Chiodo brothers – Charles, Stephen, and Edward. The brothers maintain that all it took to convince the studio to back their production was a one-page treatment and a picture of a clown holding a gun. It must be the inherent creepiness of someone dressed as a clown. In fact this is only film that they have done that - - though they have worked on many other films and filled various roles such as creating visual effects (amazing characters in stop-motion animation and live puppetry, make-up effects, and animatronic props and costumes) plus producing films.
The film plot is pretty much summed up in the title - - it is about an alien race who look like clowns and visit Earth to capture and harvest people as food! About the only recognized cast member is veteran character actor John Vernon as Officer Mooney. But some may identify Christopher Titus in a small role as Bob McReed.
To learn more, click Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
Watch the KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE COUNTDOWN video at YouTube.
Sponsors were thanked for their participation.
Participants were encouraged to enjoy the Wayne County Farmer's Market at the Robber's Roost Bookstore between 4 and 6PM.
Explore more of the 2010 BIFF program:
- Registration Information
- The Parade
- Friday Evening Program and Party
- Saturday Morning and Lunch
- Saturday Afternoon Program
- Saturday Evening Program and Party
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