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2011 Grimm Up North Festival: Full Lineup and Schedule Announced - With Trailers!

The third annual Grimm Up North Film Festival runs this October 6th-9th at the AMC Cinemas in the Great Northern Warehouse, Deansgate, and we've got the full lineup of films to be shown along with the schedule. If you'll be anywhere near Manchester, England, during that time frame, this is one event you don't want to miss!

Thursday - October 6th

(Tickets sold separately for this event – not covered by Festival Pass)

7.00 – Drinks, guests and press at Casino.

8.00 – Retreat plus Q+A with the director, writer and producer

Country: UK

Year: 2011

Director: Carl Tibbetts

Starring: Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy

Status: Special Preview

10.15 – retire to the Casino bar.

Friday - October 7th

2.30 – The Dead Zone (103 mins)

Country: Us

Year: 1983

Director: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams

Status: Exclusive screening

4.30 – Black And Blue Films: Producer Jonathan Sothcott and celebrity guests, with exclusive clips of new films

6.00 – Urban Explorer
See full article at Dread Central »

Eiff 2011: Projectcyclops likes By Day By Night but says it's like a Mexican Solaris with no ending

Year: 2010

Directors: Alejandro Molina

Writers: Roberto Garza

IMDb: link

Trailer: link

Review by: projectcyclops

Rating: 7 out of 10

In the world of By Day By Night the inhabitants of a vast domed city are separated into two divisions: day people who work during daylight hours and sleep and night, and the night people who inhabit the same living quarters for sleep during the day and work the same jobs at night. It seems that space is so limited in the future, and the outside world apparently so hostile, that society has had to live this way for decades. A child is discovered by the night people, apparently comatose and with no record of where it came from. Meanwhile a day person, a woman called Aurora, desperately seeks news of her daughter who was selected for "leadership training" but cannot get a straight answer out of the leaders themselves...

Long time editor
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Mexican SciFi Seres: Genesis Finds A North American Home

Like the headline says:

Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2010) -- 24 frames, LLC has announced that it has acquired all North-American rights to the Mexican science fiction box office sensation "Seres: Genesis" from Huma Films. This action-packed alien invasion thriller will open nationwide in Mexico on September 17, followed shortly thereafter by Us theaters. The film was produced, directed and written by Angel Mario Huerta ("Inspiración") and stars Alejandra Barros ("Sultanes Del Sur," "Amar," "Matando Cabos"), Liz Gallardo ("Máncora," "Sangre de familia," "La última y nos vamos"), Humberto Busto ("Depositarios," "Niñas Mal," "Amores Perros"), Manuel Balbi ("Deseo Prohibido," "La viuda de Blanco"), Arturo Delgado ("Entre Canibales," "María José") and veteran actor Gonzalo  Vega ("A través del Silencio," "Tengo Todo").

 

When a young girl is found amid the wreckage of an accident caused by an alien craft, Mariel (Alejandra Barros), head of a secretive task force investigating the paranormal, must solve the riddle of
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24 Frames Grabs North American Rights to Mexican Sci-Fi Seres: Genesis

Looks like the Mexican sci-fi movie “Seres: Genesis”, the first of a proposed trilogy, may be coming to a theater near you after all. 24 frames, LLC has announced that it has acquired all North-American rights to the Mexican science fiction box office sensation “Seres: Genesis” from Huma Films. This action-packed alien invasion thriller will open nationwide in Mexico on September 17, followed shortly thereafter by Us theaters. The film was produced, directed and written by Angel Mario Huerta (“Inspiración”) and stars Alejandra Barros (“Sultanes Del Sur,” “Amar,” “Matando Cabos”), Liz Gallardo (“Máncora,” “Sangre de familia,” “La última y nos vamos”), Humberto Busto (“Depositarios,” “Niñas Mal,” “Amores Perros”), Manuel Balbi (“Deseo Prohibido,” “La viuda de Blanco”), Arturo Delgado (“Entre Canibales,” “María José”) and veteran actor Gonzalo Vega (“A través del Silencio,” “Tengo Todo”). When a young girl is found amid the wreckage of an accident caused by an alien craft, Mariel (Alejandra Barros
See full article at SciFiCool.com »

24frames picks up Mexican sci-fi thriller Seres: Genesis

24frames (No we’ve not branched out into distribution) has announced that it has just acquired all North-American rights to the Mexican science fiction movie “Seres: Genesis.” The alien invasion thriller will open nationwide in Mexico on September 17, followed shortly after by a run in Us theaters. Directed and written by Angel Mario Huerta stars Alejandra Barros (“Sultanes Del Sur,” “Amar,” “Matando Cabos”), Liz Gallardo (“Máncora,” “Sangre de familia,” “La última y nos vamos”), Humberto Busto (“Depositarios,” “Niñas Mal,” “Amores Perros”), Manuel Balbi (“Deseo Prohibido,” “La viuda de Blanco”), Arturo Delgado (“Entre Canibales,” “María José”) and veteran actor Gonzalo Vega (“A través del Silencio,” “Tengo Todo”). Seres: GÉNESIS is the first part of a planned trilogy, to be followed by Seres: Evolution predicting the future of mankind and finally Seres: Extinction will reveal the secrets of our destiny. Synopsis: When a young girl is found amid the wreckage of an
See full article at 24FramesPerSecond »

24frames picks up Mexican sci-fi thriller Seres: Genesis

24frames (No we’ve not branched out into distribution) has announced that it has just acquired all North-American rights to the Mexican science fiction movie “Seres: Genesis.” The alien invasion thriller will open nationwide in Mexico on September 17, followed shortly after by a run in Us theaters. Directed and written by Angel Mario Huerta stars Alejandra Barros (“Sultanes Del Sur,” “Amar,” “Matando Cabos”), Liz Gallardo (“Máncora,” “Sangre de familia,” “La última y nos vamos”), Humberto Busto (“Depositarios,” “Niñas Mal,” “Amores Perros”), Manuel Balbi (“Deseo Prohibido,” “La viuda de Blanco”), Arturo Delgado (“Entre Canibales,” “María José”) and veteran actor Gonzalo Vega (“A través del Silencio,” “Tengo Todo”). Seres: GÉNESIS is the first part of a planned trilogy, to be followed by Seres: Evolution predicting the future of mankind and finally Seres: Extinction will reveal the secrets of our destiny. Synopsis: When a young girl is found amid the wreckage of an
See full article at 24FramesPerSecond »

Mexican alien invasion thriller Seres: Genesis finds North American distro

Independent distribution and production company, 24 frames, has announced that it has acquired all North-American rights to the Mexican science fiction film “Seres: Genesis” from Huma Films. The alien invasion thriller will open nationwide in Mexico on September 17, followed shortly thereafter by a limited Us theatrical run.

The film was produced, directed and written by Angel Mario Huerta (“Inspiración”) and stars Alejandra Barros (“Sultanes Del Sur,” “Amar,” “Matando Cabos”), Liz Gallardo (“Máncora,” “Sangre de familia,” “La última y nos vamos”), Humberto Busto (“Depositarios,” “Niñas Mal,” “Amores Perros”), Manuel Balbi (“Deseo Prohibido,” “La viuda de Blanco”), Arturo Delgado (“Entre Canibales,” “María José”) and veteran actor Gonzalo Vega (“A través del Silencio,” “Tengo Todo”).

Synopsis:

When a young girl is found amid the wreckage of an accident caused by an alien craft, Mariel (Alejandra Barros), head of a secretive division of a high tech conglomerate investigating the paranormal, must solve the riddle of
See full article at QuietEarth »

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