Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our Robot Overlords Have Taken Over the Internet...

The meatpocalypse is upon least according to writer-director James Felix McKenney:

"Starting today, visitors to New York Public Television station WNET's Reel 13 website can view Glass Eye Pix's award-winning film, AUTOMATONS, in its entirety. The film is available to watch streaming for free along with additional AUTOMATONS content, including an exclusive Reel 13 interview with writer-director James Felix McKenney:

Also available is the option to download a high-quality digital copy of the film for anyone who makes a donation to Channel 13."
When people ask me what makes a pulp movie different than other movies, I point them to movies like AUTOMATONS and say, "Pulp movies are agile."

When was the last time you saw a recent indie movie like AUTOMATONS on PBS (or a PBS website)? As Jim says below, It's a perfect fit:

"I'm incredibly excited to have our film be part of Reel 13. I have been a huge fan of Public Television my whole life. In fact, AUTOMATONS is almost entirely inspired by my a large part of childhood spent staring through the snow at a tiny B&W television with a coat hanger for an antenna to watch DOCTOR WHO, THE PRISONER, MATINEE AT THE BIJOU, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the classic films of Hitchcock as well as Universal horror movies on my local PBS stations in Maine and New Hampshire. I think we've found the perfect online home for our little film."
AUTOMATONS is the third film in Glass Eye Pix's ScareFlix series and is currently available on DVD from Facets Video. This black & white, retro-science fiction experiment tells the story of a civilization's lone survivor who continues to fight the robot war that destroyed her people. The film stars Christine Spencer (SATAN HATES YOU), Brenda Cooney (I SELL THE DEAD), Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM), Don Wood (PBS' COLONIAL HOUSE), producer Larry Fessenden (HABIT) and John Levene (DOCTOR WHO).

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