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32nd Science Fiction Marathon Jan. 19 - 20, 2007

IMPORTANT DETAILS!
(Subject to Change!)
Free parking is ONLY available in lots 1A and 1B (see our Location map) after 4:30 p.m. on Friday. If you arrive earlier than 4:30pm, you will have to pay for parking in the Veale Parking Tower (lot 53) at the posted rates. If you park at a location other than posted Lots 1A, 1B, or 53; we are not responsible for any parking tickets or loss of access to your vehicle. Some lots will be closing for maintenence and it is highly suggested that marathon attendees stick with the lots we suggest.

Construction Information
The Adelbert Road Bridge is open. The Cornell Road Bridge is closed to vehicular traffic. It is the section above the railroad tracks between Murray Hill and Circle Drive. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the Cornell Road Bridge.

Beginning Tuesday, January 16, utility work will begin along the south side of Euclid Avenue from Adelbert Road west to East 107th Street. A roaming work zone will be implemented throughout the project area. Traffic signs and arrow boards will be posted. This is the first phase of the Euclid Avenue Corridor Project work in University Circle.

Admission Information
Pricing for this year's science fiction marathon will remain at $25 per person.

If you are unable to stay for the entire marathon, you may purchase tickets for movies individually. If you surrender a state or college ID to us, we will allow you to pay $3 per movie you wish to stay for. You are free to stay for more movies than you initially pay for, however you will be charged the balance before return of your ID. You may also simply purchase a wristband for the balance of the marathon upon your arrival if you do not wish to surrender an ID (maximum charge of $25.)

Sci-Fi Marathon Documentary
If you attended Marathon last year, you may recall local filmmaker Frank Tarasco was making a documentary. He will be back this year to film more interviews. Here's your last chance to be in the Marathon Movie! Contact Frank Tarasco at Beevo15@yahoo.com or http://www.myspace.com/lisasmells.

Movies and times subject to change. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 19 at 6pm in the lobby of Strosacker Auditorium. No one under 18 admitted without parental supervision.

8:00pm
Aeon Flux (2005)
Rated PG-13 (93 min.) Director: Karyn Kusama
With Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller

400 years in the future, when disease has wiped out the majority of the earth's population except for one walled, protected city-state: Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. The story centers on Aeon Flux, the top operative in the underground Monican rebellion, led by the Handler. When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets....

10:00pm
Wizards (1977)
Rated PG (80 min.) Director: Ralph Bakshi
With voices of Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus

In a post-apocalyptic future, humankind is destroyed and the fantastic races of ancient legend emerge to repopulate the earth. In fulfillment of an ancient prophesy twin sons -- wizards -- are born to a queen of the faeries: one good, the other aggressively evil. They are destined to collide in a war that will destroy the new earth. Blackwolf, the evil son, is a deformed mutant and is cast out of the community. He seeks to rediscover the ancient technologies of warfare and destruction in order to gain his revenge and subjugate the free peoples of the earth. Avatar, the good son, is human and seeks a passive life of non-aggression in order to avoid responsibility for the bloodshed and despair prophesied. Blackwolf's disastrous attempts to assassinate his brother compel Avatar to marshal forces against Blackwolf, leading to the ultimate confrontation.

11:30pm
Innerspace(1987)
Rated PG (120 min.) Director: Joe Dante
With Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan

Cocky space ace Tuck Pendelton volunteers to be minaturized and injected into a lab rabbit. Some techno-terrorists foul up these plans and Tuck is mistakenly injected into hypochondriac Jack Putter instead. Now the terrorists are after Jack with all-American hero Tuck shrunk inside him. Their only hope is Tuck's journalist girl- friend Lydia, but Jack has developed a crush on her.

1:45am
Surprise I

3:45am
1984 (1984)
Rated R (113 min.) Director: Michael Radford
With John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is the capital of Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother's listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape...

6:00am
Gojira (1954)
No rating (98 min.) Director: Ishiro Honda
With Akira Takarada, Momoko Koshi, Akihiko Hirata

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata (who also happens to be Emiko's lover even though she is betrothed to Doctor Daisuke Serizawa)soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well. Can the monster be destroyed before it is too late and what role will the mysterious Serizawa play in the battle?

8:00am
Screamers (1995)
Rated R (108 min.) Director: Christian Duguay
With Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Ruben

(SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms But man's greatest weapon has continued to evolve without any human guidance, and now it has devised a new mission: to obliterate all life. Col. Hendricksson (Peter Weller) is commander of a handful of Alliance soldiers still alive on Sirius 6B. Betrayed by his own political leaders and disgusted by the atrocities of this never-ending war, Hendricksson decides he must negotiate a separate peace with the New Economic Bloc's decimated forces. But to do so, he will have to cross a treacherous wasteland where the deadliest threat comes from the very weapons he helped to create.

10:15am
The Mummy (1932)
No rating (73 min.) Director: Karl Freund
With Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners

In 1921 a team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple uncovers the 3700 year old mummy of Imhotep. When one young archaeologist opens the scroll of Thoth, he goes delirious and the Mummy comes to life. 10 years later Sir Joseph returns with his son Frank. Unknown to them, the Mummy now exists as the mysterious Egyptian, Ardath Bay, who helps the expedition uncover the tomb of his ancient love. He then uses his mystic powers mesmerize the reincarnation of his lost love in the form of Helen Grosvenor. When Sir Joseph interferes he mysteriously dies. Frank Whemple, with the help of Dr. Muller, attempts to discover the key to Ardath Bay's powers and get Helen back.

12:00pm
Quatermass and The Pit (1967)
No rating (97 min.) Director: Roy Ward Baker
With James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley

Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quatermass. When the interior of the "missile" is exposed, a dead locust-like creature that resembles the devil is found. It is determined by Quatermass that these "locusts" are evil Martians who altered the brains of our simian ancestors to eventually lay claim to the Earth. When Quatermass's suspicion that the missile can reactivate the dormant evil in humans is confirmed, all hell breaks loose.

2:15pm
Surprise II

5:00pm
Zardoz (1974)
Rated R (105 min.) Director: John Boorman
With Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman

Brutals are told that when they die they will go to the vortex, where the Eternals live immortally. Zed, an Exterminator-class brutal who worships the stone head Zardoz, comes upon an old library where a mysterious stranger teaches him how to read. When he finds a copy of a well known book, he sets out to learn the secret of the god he worships, and disrupts life in the vortex.

7:00pm
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Rated R (119 min.) Director: David Twohy
With Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton

Riddick, now a hunted man, finds himself in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade. Colm Feore plays Lord Marshal, a warrior priest who is the leader of a sect that is waging the tenth and perhaps final crusade 500 years in the future. Judi Dench is Aereon, an ambassador from the Elemental race. She is an ethereal being who helps Riddick unearth his origins.

9:00pm
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
No rating (76 min.) Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
With Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan
Four explorers are summoned to Peru by the brilliant physicist Dr Thorkel. They discover a rich source of radium and a half-mad Thorkel who shrinks them down to one-fifth their normal size when they threaten to stop his unorthodox experimentation.

10:30pm
Pi (1998)
Rated R (84 min.) Director: Darren Aronofsky
With Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman

Max is a genius mathematician who's built a supercomputer at home that provides something that can be understood as a key for understanding all existence. Representatives both from a Hasidic cabalistic sect and high-powered Wall Street firm hear of that secret and attempt to seduce him.

12:00am
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Rated PG-13 (104 min.) Director: Brett Ratner
With Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen

The X-Men, mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them, are back! This time, with the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, they must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. To stave off this imminent threat to humanity, a potential cure is discovered and processed to treat -- and ultimately eliminate -- genetic mutations, once and for all. Now, as the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.