Science Fiction Theatre: Altered States
Science Fiction Theatre arrives at the Institute of Light on Monday 15 May with a screening of ALTERED STATES, preceded by a talk from Dr Andrea Rinke, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Kingston University.
Tickets available here
Research scientist and psychology professor Eddie Jessup (William Hurt) combines his experiments in sensory deprivation tanks with powerful hallucinogenic drugs, convinced that it may help him unlock different states of consciousness.
The initial experiments are a success, but as Jessup continues his work he begins to experience physiological changes, and as he spends more time in sensory deprivation his grip on reality begins to slip away…
Dr Andrea Rinke will introduce the film, viewing it within the wider context of the Drug Experience Film mini-genre.
“It opens at fever pitch and then starts soaring – into genetic fantasy, into a precognitive dream of delirium and delight”
“A fiendishly constructed visual and verbal roller coaster, a movie deliberately intended to overwhelm its audiences with sensual excess”
Doors // 7
Talk // 7:30
Film // 8
Science Fiction Theatre is a monthly film club dedicated to classic sci-fi. More information at www.sciencefictiontheatre.co.uk