07th Jun2016

East London Film Festival: European Premiere of British sci-fi ‘Native’

by Stuart Wright

Following February’s successful World Premiere at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, Native, starring Rupert Graves (DI Lestrade in BBC’s Sherlock TV series) and Ellie Kendrick (Game Of Thrones and iFeatures backed ‘The Levelling’), gets its European Premiere at the East London Film Festival.

Native is the debut feature film for Liverpool born director and co-writer Daniel Fitzsimmons and his producer/co-writer Neil Atkinson (known to 1000s of football fans as the boundless host of the multi-award winning, independent Liverpool FC podcast ‘The Anfield Wrap’).

Native is a stylish and cerebral Sci-fi drama about two travellers through space tracking a signal from the other side of the universe. They look like us, but they’re from a race of people who function without a need for feelings, emotions or for experience. Over the course of this arduous journey Native challenges you to consider what it might mean to be human. Tonally, it takes its lead from classics of the Sci-fi genre that strayed away from the cowboys in outer space format – such as Douglas Trumbull’s Silent Running (1972), John Carpenter’s Dark Star (1974) and Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris (2002).

Native European Premiere is: Friday 1 July, 2016 at 21:00
Get tickets for Native at http://genesiscinema.co.uk/GenesisCinema.dll/WhatsOn?Film=2850143

East End Film Festival runs 23 June – 3 July 2016. For the full programme of films see http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com

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