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Upside Down
Upside Down


24 April – 4 May 2014

Stratford Picturehouse and BFI Southbank


The London International Festival of Science-Fiction and Fantastical Film returns for the 14th time with a programme packed with discoveries from Hungary to the Dominican Republic, programmes of shorts and special events including the 25th anniversary of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and anim&#233 and aliens all-nighters.

Taking place at Stratford Picturehouse and BFI Southbank, it opens on 24 April with the premiere of American psychological thriller Lost Time and closes on 4 May with spectacular French-Canadian sci-fi romance Upside Down.

We’re particularly looking forward to Suicide or Lulu and Me in a World Made for Two, inspired by Adolfo Bioy Casares’s brilliant novella The Invention of Morel, The Phoenix Project, described as ‘Primer meets Frankenstein’ and noir action thriller The Scribbler. We’re also intrigued by supernatural love story Soulmate, speculative exploration of genomics The Perfect 46, Dominican Republic thriller Wake and offbeat Belgian oddity When I Will Be Dictator.

For more information and to book tickets please visit the SCI-FI-LONDON website.

Helen McCarthy on Osamu Tezuka

Astro Boy
Astro Boy

audio Alex Fitch talks to animé expert Helen McCarthy in front of an audience of manga fans at Streatham Library about the work of manga and animé pioneer Osamu Tezuka, who is the subject of a season now on at The Barbican. They talk about Tezuka’s career in animé from early experimental shorts to the big-budget adaptation of his classic manga Metropolis. Also comedienne and actress Jessica Fostekew reviews the cinema release of Eden Lake and the DVD release of Annie Leibovitz – Life Through a Lens

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Listen to the other half of Helen and Alex’s chat about Tezuka, focusing on his manga work at Panel Borders

Info on Movies into Manga: Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican
Info on the current Kamishibai tour of the UK
Review of Tezuka’s Black Jack volume one by Joe McCulloch
Info about Helen McCarthy’s panel on Tezuka at The Bristol Comics expo earlier this year (under “2pm Ramada Suite”)
Buy Helen McCarthy’s books on animé from Amazon
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Helen McCarthy and The Streatham Library Graphic Novels readers group part one / part two