PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

IAH to Hold State Theatre Sci-Fi Extravaganza

Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities will make every science fiction fan at PSU squeal with glee on the weekend of October 15. On that weekend, they will hold a film festival consisting of a smorgasbord of legendary sci-fi films. More specifically, there will be films predicting how our world will go to Hell in a hand basket.

The IAH Film Festival, titled “Bad Futures” in what has to be one of the biggest understatements in human history, features a dystopian theme focusing on the near future. The festival will be held at The State Theatre and will include 15 films from various genres and decades. Prices range from $5 per film to $10 per day to $25 for a full weekend pass. However, if you’re blessed with a student ID, the tickets are free (!!) instead. Tickets can be purchased either by calling 814-272-0606 or going to the box office on West College Avenue.

The director of the IAH, Michael Bérubé, said the goal of the festival is to raise the profile of the IAH among students, faculty, and the community. When asked about his apparently overwhelming love for students (as per the free admission), he had this to say:

The buzz around this festival is very good over in the film and communications departments (we hope that spreads), and we want to be able to allow faculty to assign one or more of the films to their students.

One man’s being forced to watch The Matrix for a class is my gain. The lineup of movies being shown is a sci-fi fan’s wet dream and any such readers will probably need to change pants after reading it below.

Friday, October 15
1:00 pm Blade Runner (1982)
3:30 pm La Jetée (1962) / Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
7:00 pm Children of Men (2006)
9:15 pm Brazil (1985)
12:00 am A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Saturday, October 16
1:00 pm Sleeper (1973)
3:00 pm Gattaca (1997)
7:00 pm District 9 (2009)
9:30 pm Code 46 (2003)
12:00 am The Matrix (1999)

Sunday, October 17
12:00 pm Fail Safe (1964)
2:30 pm 28 Days Later (2002)
5:00 pm Metropolis (1927)
8:30 pm 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Keep on the lookout for a follow-up post on why these particular movies were chosen and which others got the snub.

About the Author

John Dempsey

John is a Junior majoring in Journalism from Hazleton, PA. He is so awesome that sharks dedicate a week to him.
Likes: Video games, vigilante justice, irony, talking bears, Burt Reynolds, El Chupacabra, coloring books, chainsaws, and Australians.
Dislikes: Zombies, clowns, zombie clowns, turtleneck sweaters, Apple, poor mustache grooming, nuclear winter, Roman architecture, guacamole, robots, LCD TVs, the color yellow, Velcro, ceiling fans, sprinklers, tornadoes, Belgians, squat thrusts, and romantic comedies.

Comments

More by John

The 3 Keys to Never Graduating

It is that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer when it feels like it and we switch to shorter pants just as the insects begin to multiply. It is a magical time of year that some of us will see for the last time in State College. For those lucky few, not going to class this week is a sign of maturity. With a college degree ensured, the world awaits you. Unless you’re in the Liberal Arts, of course. Then, your mother’s couch awaits you. However, there exist among us the ones that dare to take it to the next level. The ones that can’t get enough binge drinking, construction, and parking citations. The ones that will never graduate. How do they do it? Very, very smugly. These are the keys to never leaving Penn State.

Playboy Says PSU is 2nd Best at Partying

PSU Presses Start on Video Game Class

Athletics

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Sophomore midfielder Shea Moyer scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute of a rainy season opener at Jeffrey Field.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Student Life

Student Body President Cody Heaton Welcomes Class of 2022 At Convocation

UPUA President Cody Heaton welcomed the incoming Class of 2022 Saturday evening with an inspiring speech.

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Penn State Officially Welcomes Class Of 2022 At Convocation

The Class of 2022 joined the Penn State family Saturday evening at Convocation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend