The Philip K. Dick Film Festival has been featuring films by new and upcoming filmmakers for three years. This year’s event takes place in several locations including the Spanish Cultural Center of New York, the Tribeca Cinemas, and the Producers Club Theaters & Bar.
The festival launches on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at The Cervantes Institute through January 18. The festival began in 2011 to honor one of the 20th Century’s most profound novelists and writers of science fiction. Dick published 44 novels and 121 short stories over a period of four decades. Some of his works have been adapted to the big screen; such as “Blade Runner,” “Total Recall,” “Minority Report,” “Paycheck,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Radio Free Albemuth” and “The Adjustment Bureau.”
The official selection of films and shorts for the festival include but are not limited to Mark Netter’s Nightmare Code (2014) starring Andrew J. West of AMC’s mega-hit “The Walking Dead,” Jacob Akira Okada’s documentary short Painting the Way to the Moon (2013), Young Min Kim’s short Room 731 (2014) starring Tim Kang of CBS’ smash-hit “The Mentalist,” Kathleen Behun’s 21 Days and Matt Duggan’s Inverse (2014).