A Boy and His Dog - FFF weekly film night
A Boy and His Dog – doors at 6, film at 7
Which Dystopia? … are we headed for?
Each dystopian / post-apocalyptic / science fiction film represents a different speculative path or society with unique characteristics – maybe each different concept has a little piece of what is coming for us… they’re all thought-provoking – let’s analyze and discuss after the screening… and figure out what we can do to prevent some of the horrible possibilities!
A Boy and His Dog is a 1975 American black comedy science fiction film directed by actor L.Q. Jones, from a screenplay by Jones based on the 1969 novella of the same title by fantasy author Harlan Ellison. The film stars Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Alvy Moore, and Jason Robards. It was independently produced and distributed by Jones’ company LQ/Jaf Productions.
The film’s storyline concerns a teenage boy, Vic, and his telepathic dog, Blood, who work together as a team in order to survive in the dangerous post-apocalyptic wasteland of the Southwestern United States.
The film won the 1976 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation at MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, located not far from the real Topeka, Kansas (https://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/1976-hugo-awards/). Johnson won the Golden Scroll for Best Actor, which was shared with James Caan for his performance in Rollerball. In 2007, it ranked #96 on Rotten Tomatoes’ “Journey Through Sci-Fi” (100 best-reviewed science fiction films).
Films in the barn at the Wearehouse are no charge to members – and you can become a “day member” for $5. We’ve got coffee, tea, water and popcorn, and you are welcome to bring your own food (sometimes someone will order out for pizza) and please bring your beverages of choice.
The Wearehouse, 445 S. Stark Highway in Weare … between Dunkin’s and Dollar General. See the calendar at thewearehouse.org for other fun and educational events that are going on at the Wearehouse – you may want to become a member… it’s an economical way to attend all the events here and get access to events by livestream, if you can’t attend in person.
See you at the Freedom Film Festival!