sciSCREEN: District 9
10/04/2014, 18:00 - 21:30
A camp in Johannesburg full of immigrants is due to be cleared as the inhabitants are to be relocated to the outskirts. Armed groups are preparing to clear the area of this impoverished community. A community of aliens.
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.
FREE film screening + discussion. Following the film, we present a FREE drinks reception and panel discussion. The panel will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Showing: 6pm. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the showing starts so we can check tickets and get you to your seat.
This event is funded by the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences.
Please note that this film is a 15 certificate and contains strong language and violence.
Tickets for the event are FREE but must be booked in advance by clicking 'Book places' below
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