Premiere: Plan 9 From Outer Space + DJ Cheeba Live Score

Premiere: Plan 9 From Outer Space + DJ Cheeba Live Score

classified PG

Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder


Please note: This was screened in Nov 2014

Edward D. Wood, Jr
Bela Lugosi, Vampira, Lyle Talbot
79 mins, 1959

Camp aliens attempt to take over the world by reviving the dead in Ed Wood Jr's sci-fi opus, which is just as magnificently terrible as you've probably heard. Built around a few minutes of footage (Tim Burton re-created many of its infamous scenes in his biography Ed Wood) Bela Lugosi shot days before he died, its all crude special effects (hub caps as flying saucers! cardboard tombstones!), terrible acting, wobbly sets, nonsensical dialogue ("Future events such as these will affect you in the future!" warns our narrator) and stock footage. Sure, it has been cited as one of the worst films ever made, but it is endlessly entertaining and completely loveable.

A hymn to anyone who has ever tried to create something intelligent and meaningful, only to fail miserably every single step of the way - we've all been there, right? This is THE ultimate cult flick, and we're delighted to welcome Bristol's very own AV pioneer DJ Cheeba (Ninja Tune/Solid Steel), who will be performing a live score to the film.

Using multiple turntables, midi controllers and other sound sources, Cheeba will twist what is already an incredibly bizarre film into something even weirder using a mix of hip hop, electronica, leftfield beats, atmospherics and FX. Join us for a one-off performance like no other - it's going to be a night to remember!

Tickets: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions.

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