It’s that time again, The New York Asian Film Festival is once again setting up shop in New York City, from June 29th through July 12th. We have two pairs of tickets to see Doomsday Book to give away to two SF Signal readers!
Outlining three ways in which the world might end, Doomsday Book starts with Yim Pil-Sung’s “A Brave New World,” a rollicking, hilarious short film about rampant pollution that leads to an outbreak of zombie-ism that robs man of even his ability to choose to die. The second short, Kim Ji-Woon’s “The Heavenly Creature” is about a future where robots have become our main source of manual labor. One robot, which resides at a Buddhist temple, achieves enlightenment, and the company that produces robot workers realizes that it’s got a crisis on its hands. The movie wraps up with the two directors collaborating on “Happy Birthday,” about a young girl whose wish results in a giant meteor (or is it?) heading straight for planet Earth. Injecting welcome doses of comedy into three hard science-fiction scenarios, this two-fisted dose of apocalypse is the smartest sci fi flick to hit movie screens all summer.
The movie is showing on July 11th at 8:15pm and again on July 12th at 1:00pm.
Here’s the trailer…
And here’s how to enter:
- Send an email to contest (at) sfsignal (dot) com, subject ‘Doomsday‘.
- Please send in the body of the email your name which will be used to pickup the tickets at the Film Society Lincoln Center box office shortly before the movie’s showing. Note we only have tickets to the movie to giveaway, you’ll need to make your own way to New York City to see the film.
- The contest will end on Friday, June 22nd, 10pm CT.
Doomsday Book looks very interesting to me, but be sure to check out the entire movie lineup as there are several intriguing films being screened during the festival.