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The Q2C Film Festival brought together classic and contemporary works in the science fiction genre, with films spanning over 100 years of the medium. Featuring some of the greatest names in the history of filmmaking, the Festival offered an international selection of motion pictures that have changed the way we see science, and the way science sees itself.

The Q2C Film Festival also featured Perimeter's documentary "The Quantum Tamers: revealing our weird and wired future", Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival. Information about purchasing this documentary will be coming soon. >>Watch video clip

All films were shown at The Princess Twin (cinema) in UpTown Waterloo. The Q2C film festival was curated by the Canadian Film Institute.

 
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Friday Oct 16, 2009

A Trip to the Moon   A Trip to the Moon [France 1902, 10 minutes, Director: Georges Melies]

Friday Oct 16, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Melies’s magical mystery tour to the moon is the first film to imagine space travel on screen. A delight.

Double Feature
Metropolis   Metropolis [Germany 1926, 124 minutes, Director: Fritz lang]]

Friday Oct 16, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is depicted in images that are among the most famous of the 20th century. With its elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema. English inter-titles.

     

Saturday Oct 17, 2009

E.T.   E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial [USA 1982, 115 minutes, Director: Steven Spielberg]

Saturday Oct 17, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
A group of aliens visit Earth and one of them is left behind. The alien, nicknamed “E.T,” is found by Elliot, a 10 year-old boy. Soon the two begin to communicate, and start a different kind of friendship in which E.T learns about life on Earth and Elliot learns about some new values for the true meaning of friendship. E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him, he'll lose a friend.

Family  Matinee
       
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Saturday Oct 17, 2009 @ 9:00 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival



Canadian Premiere

Sunday Oct 18, 2009

The Man in the White Suit   The Man in the White Suit [UK 1951, 85 minutes, Director: Alexander Mackendrick]

Sunday Oct 18, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
When Sidney Stratton (played by Alec Guinness), a meek laboratory employee, invents a fabric that neither deteriorates nor gets dirty, he unwittingly sets the vested interests of the garment industry against him. A wry parable about the disposable economy and planned obsolescence.

Family  Matinee
     
Solaris   SOLARIS [USSR 1972, 167 minutes, Director: Andrei Tarkovsky]

Sunday Oct 18, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Based on the science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris has become the most popular of Tarkovsky's works. Cosmonaut Kris Kelvin is dispatched to a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris. The scientists must face the alien intelligence of the ocean-covered planet, which is able to materialize anyone from the past, including Kelvin’s deceased wife. English sub-titles.

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Sunday Oct 18, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Sunday Oct 18, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     

Monday Oct 19, 2009

Things to Come   Things to Come [UK 1936, 100 minutes, Director: William Cameron Menzies]

Monday Oct 19, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Based on a story by H.G. Wells, this film is set the then future of 1946, when there is a disastrous world war. It will last for 30 years and, at the end of that time, civilization will be reduced to ashes. In exile a group of engineers and aviators, however, think that the ravages and wastes of war, properly harnessed and channeled, can be used for the world's salvation. A fascinating view of possibilities of progressive science. Starring Raymond Massey and Ralph Richardson.

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Monday Oct 19, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Monday Oct 19, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
Sleeper   Sleeper [USA 1973, 88 minutes, Director: Woody Allen]

Monday Oct 19, 2009 @ 9:15 pm
This hilarious futuristic comedy sees Miles Monroe (Allen) brought back to life 200 years hence to find himself a wanted man in a totally regulated society. Two underground scientists, restore Monroe to life from a two-century deep freeze after his sudden death from a minor operation. Allen is hunted as an alien. In the course of avoiding capture he pretends to be a robot. Trouble is, he falls in love.

     

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009

Possible Worlds   Possible Worlds [Canada 2000, 93 minutes, Director: Robert Lepage]

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
The same man lives out several parallel lives in different "worlds" and in different relationships at the same time. From renowned Canadian director Robert Lepage and based on the award-winning play by Canadian mathematician John Mighton.

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
TRON   TRON [USA 1982, 96 minutes]

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009 @ 9:00 pm
A computer hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. A groundbreaking film, starring Jeff Bridges.

     

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009

A.I.   A.I.: Artificial Intelligence [USA 2001, 147 minutes, Director: Steven Spielberg]

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
An overlooked classic about the moral and ethical questions raised by robotics. Directed by Stephen Spielberg and based on a sci-fi short story by Brian Aldiss, A.I. is the compelling story of a child-like android who has been programmed with the unique ability to love.

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

Thursday Oct 22, 2009

Close Encounters of the Third Kind   Close Encounters of the Third Kind [USA 1977, 135 minutes, Director: Steven Speilberg]

Thursday Oct 22, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker (Richard Dreyfuss) feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. One of the most impressive and emotionally captivating films about other forms of life in the universe. Astonishing.

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Thursday Oct 22, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Thursday Oct 22, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     

Friday Oct 23, 2009

Moon   Moon [UK 2009, 97 minutes, Director: Duncan Jones]

Friday Oct 23, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Sam Bell has a three-year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract's entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the computer whose function is to attend to his needs. With two weeks left before his return to Earth, Sam has an accident. After he recuperates, he returns to the scene of the accident and makes an unexpected and startling discovery. Is he really alone? Is he going insane? Will GERTY let him return to Earth?

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Friday Oct 23, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Friday Oct 23, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
The Fly   The Fly [USA/Canada 1986, 96 minutes, Director: David Cronenberg]

Friday Oct 23, 2009 @ 9:00 pm
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is a research scientist who has invented Telepods: two matter transmission pods that teleport objects from one to the other. Seth meets science journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), who inspires Seth to refine the system to teleport living organisms. He soon achieves a successful teleportation. When he uses himself as a guinea-pig in a later experiment, however, something goes wrong. As he teleports himself, his genes become fused with a house fly that was trapped in the telepod with him. Seth now finds himself slowly transforming into a terrifying mutant creature known as Brundlefly. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

     

Saturday Oct 24, 2009

The Iron Giant   The Iron Giant [USA 1999, 86 minutes, Director: Brad Bird]

Saturday Oct 24, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. Based on a text by acclaimed British poet, Ted Hughes.

Family  Matinee
     
  A Trip to the Moon [France 1902, 10 minutes, Director: Georges Melies]

Saturday Oct 24, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Melies’s magical mystery tour to the moon is the first film to imagine space travel on screen. A delight.

Double Feature
2001   2001: A Space Odyssey [USA/UK 1968, 142 minutes, Director: Stanley Kubrick]

Saturday Oct 24, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Arguably the greatest science fiction film ever made, Kubrick’s collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke about the future of space travel, robotics, and the nature of time and space remains as awe-inspiring and philosophically sophisticated as when it first arrived on movie screens billed, rightly, as “The Ultimate Trip.” Essential viewing.

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Saturday Oct 24, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival

     
The Quantum Tamers   The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

Saturday Oct 24, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
“The Quantum Tamers” broadcast documentary brings together over a dozen of the planet’s brightest minds to show how the weird is becoming wired and why a new era of quantum technologies is going to rock your world.

Prix Audace Award Winner of the Pariscience International Science Film Festival


 

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