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  • 14 Mar 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ The Prestige ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's College TV Room
    We end the term with a film about two rival magicians and their quest to outdo each other in creating the best stage illusion. The Prestige is a strange and often quite dark film, with a great deal of tension that is, it must be said, somewhat balanced out by a wonderful but utterly bizzare cameo by David Bowie of all people playing Nikola ... [more]

  • 07 Mar 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Sleeper ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's College TV Room
    Woody Allen is not actually a film maker I expected to be showing much for CUSFS film nights, but he did in fact make the comedy Sleeper, which is a bona-fide, if very absurd, piece of dystopian future sci fi! Also this is early Allen so it's significantly less sexually minded and wordy than his later films (or so I have been led to believ ... [more]

  • 28 Feb 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ The Invisible Man ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's College TV Room
    A James Whale film that has spawned a whole host of imitators based on the H.G Wells novel, I have been reliably informed this is on of the better classic horrors out there. Griffin is a man who has discovered a serum that has made him invisible, he arrives in the village of Iping and attempts to hide his discovery, but all the while the d ... [more]

  • 21 Feb 21:00 - 23:00 ¤ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - POSTFORMAL, LATER START TIME ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's College TV Room
    Okay so this is pure self indulgence on my part. It's also really, really fun and an ode to geekiness as a whole. Based on the comic book series by Bryan Lee O'Mally, the story concerns Scott Pilgrim, bassist for the very mediocre band Sex Bob-omb who falls in love with the girl Ramona. The only catch being that this means he must face off ... [more]

  • 14 Feb 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Episodes Night ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's College TV Room
    No film this week, instead this is you chance to bring your own copies of episodes for television shows you think we should watch. We will then vote on and watch them. We usually get through 3-4 episodes in one episodes night and it's a great way to introduce yourself to new and interesting material (or to inflict your guilty pleasures on ... [more]

  • 07 Feb 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Brazil ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's College TV Room
    Brazil the film does not have a vast amount to do with Brazil the country (I hope), but it has an awful lot to do with Terry Gilliam at his absolute brilliant strangest. With an extremely striking visual style and more than its fair share of black humour, Brazil is the story of a nightmarish 'perfect' future where technology and efficiency ... [more]

  • 31 Jan 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ The Golden Voyage of Sinbad ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's College TV Room
    I have never ever seen this one, and I have no idea how good it will actually be, but its got special effects by the one and only Ray Harryhausen! I can't guarantee anything like a repeat of the jerkily animated but extremely iconic stop motion skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts, but the special effects are sure to be special regardless. ... [more]

  • 24 Jan 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's College TV Room
    It has been a while, at least before my time as chairbeing, since we've watched something animated for a film night, and despite the complete mouthful of a title Nausicaa is an excellent film to start on. One of the very first films directed by legend of japanese animation Hayao Miyazaki – Nausicaa is a mostly science fiction epic of frank ... [more]

  • 29 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Film night the eighth (and final): Solaris ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christs college JCR
    See the description for Film night the first, replace "Interstellar" with "Solaris"

  • 22 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Film night the seventh: 2001, A space Odyssey ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christs college JCR
    See the description for Film night the first. Replace "Interstellar" with "2001, A Space Odyssey". Also your chairbeing would like to take this opportunity to admit that he may (if such a thing is possible) enjoy Kubrick rather too much.

  • 15 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Film night the sixth: The Fantastic Voyage ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christs college JCR
    See the description for Film night the first. Replace "Interstellar" with "The Fantastic Voyage"

  • 08 Nov 21:30 - 23:00 ¤ Film night the fifth: Labyrinth ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christs college JCR
    See description for Film night the first. Replace "Interstellar" with "Labyrinth".

  • 01 Nov 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Film night the fourth: episodes night ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christs college JCR
    Your glorious and infallible leader the chairbeing reluctantly admits to not knowing whether he can find a copy of Wall-E, but if he cannot then we shall instead have a night where we vote on episodes of science fiction and fantasy television shows to watch.

  • 25 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Film night the third: Silent Running ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christs college JCR
    See the description for Film night the first. Replace "Interstellar" with Silent Running

  • 18 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Film night the second: Sunshine ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christs college TV room
    See the description for Film night the first. Replace 'Interstellar' with 'Sunshine'.

  • 11 Oct 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Film night the first: Interstellar ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christs college JCR
    The first film night of the term, we will be watching Interstellar in the christ's college JCR and probably proceeding to linger about afterwards to discuss the film as well.

  • 24 May 19:30 ¤ So-bad-it's-good and comfort films! ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's
    In Easter term, we don't have a fixed film termcard, but encourage any to come along with DVDs/knowledge of the existence on Netflix of their favourite SFF comfort films. Think Galaxy Quest, the 60s Batman and, yes, even The Core... As always, we meet outside Christ's porters' lodge for about 7:30pm before heading to the TV room.

  • 10 May 19:30 ¤ So-bad-it's-good and comfort films! ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's
    In Easter term, we don't have a fixed film termcard, but encourage any to come along with DVDs/knowledge of the existence on Netflix of their favourite SFF comfort films. Think Galaxy Quest, the 60s Batman and, yes, even The Core... As always, we meet outside Christ's porters' lodge for about 7:30pm before heading to the TV room.

  • 03 May 19:30 ¤ So-bad-it's-good and comfort films! ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's
    In Easter term, we don't have a fixed film termcard, but encourage any to come along with DVDs/knowledge of the existence on Netflix of their favourite SFF comfort films. Think Galaxy Quest, the 60s Batman and, yes, even The Core... Episodes may be followed by the most recent Game of Thrones! As always, we meet outside Christ's porters' ... [more]

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    08 Mar 19:30 - 21:35 ¤ Stardust (2007) ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's College (meet at plodge)
    Based on Neil Gaiman's novel, this is a grown-up fairytale story involving captured princesses, witches, royal successions, jewels, romance and adventure. Starring an awful lot of big names, plus narration by Sir Ian McKellen. this is a big shiny film to end the term on.

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    01 Mar 21:15 ¤ Song of the Sea (2014) ¤ Film screening

    Location: Froud Room, Murray Edwards - NOTE CHANGED LOCATION
    A really beautiful-looking animated film about a young Irish selkie girl and her brother, who go on an adventure to save the spirit world from the modern age. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED TIME AND PLACE. We will be watching this film post-CUSFS-formal, so the expected start time is around 9:15pm. You are more than welcome to come to the fil ... [more]

  • First men in the moon 1964

    23 Feb 19:30 - 21:15 ¤ The First Men in the Moon (1964) ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's College (meet at plodge)
    Yes, in, not on. A UN expedition to the moon discovers a Union Jack and a note claiming the moon for Queen Victoria waiting for them. What follows in flashback is based on H G Wells' 1901 novel of the same name. Featuring once again the animation skills of Ray Harryhausen, not deliberately but because it turns out that it used to be rather ... [more]

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    16 Feb 19:30 - 23:00 ¤ Episodes Night! ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's College (meet at plodge)
    Exactly what it says on the tin - bring along an episode of your favourite SFF TV show, and we will have a vote and watch a bunch of things. Previous examples include various Star Treks, Classic Dr Who, Xena: Warrior Princess, and the Clangers. Accessible, non-spoilery episodes preferred.

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    09 Feb 19:30 - 21:00 ¤ It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955) ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's College (meet at plodge)
    Because who could resist that title. Here we have the colour version of the original black-and-white movie about a giant radioactive octopus, which is quite angry about being radioactive and starts destroying everything. Featuring stop-motion tentacles by Ray Harryhausen.

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    02 Feb 19:30 - 21:30 ¤ The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's College (meet at plodge)
    Based on the graphic novel, this is a gloriously daft avengers-assemble-style adventure featuring Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde, Alan Quartermain, Captain Nemo, Dorian Gray, a whole fistful of other fantastical Victorians, and a lot of very pretty and very improbable technology. Starring Sean Connery in his last film before retirement.

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    26 Jan 19:30 - 21:45 ¤ Space Battleship Yamato (1977) ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's College (meet at plodge)
    The year is 2199. Interplanetary war has turned the Earth into a radioactive wasteland, and time is running out for the human race. When offered technology which could save the planet by an alien queen, an intrepid crew aboard the Second World War Japanese battleship Yamato - newly converted to a spaceship - must race against time to retri ... [more]

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    19 Jan 19:30 - 21:15 ¤ Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2002) ¤ Film screening

    Location: TV Room, Christ's College (meet at plodge)
    Ease into the new term with a much-underrated Disney adventure. After years of being mocked by colleagues for believing in the sunken city of Atlantis, linguist Milo Thatch finally gets the funding to go and find it. In a giant steampunk submarine.

  • 01 Dec 19:30 ¤ Metropolis (1927) ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's TV Room, Christ's College
    Fritz Lang's masterpiece and one of the first feature-length science-fiction films ever made. Marvel at the soaring heights of Metropolis and tremble before the dark science that the mad genius Rotwang creates there.

  • 24 Nov 21:30 ¤ Frankenstein (1931) ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's TV Room, Christ's College
    The original Boris Karloff horror. A scientist dares to play God and creates artificial life - but when the experiment goes wrong, who is the true monster? NOTE THE CHANGED TIME. This film will be post CUSFS formal!

  • 17 Nov 19:30 ¤ Episodes Taster Night ¤ Film screening

    Location: Christ's TV Room, Christ's College
    In a change from the regular schedule, come sample episodes of the finest science fiction and fantasy TV shows, no prior knowledge needed! Expect Doctor Who, Star Trek, Farscape, Stargate...