Lara Peake in SPACESHIP - Photo by Phil Miller, Courtesy of Features Limited & The British Film Institute

SXSW: World Premiere Preview of Spaceship Screening News

By: Diane Selburg
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SXSW, otherwise known as South by Southwest, is an annual set of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that begins this year starting March 11-20! Three if by Space has been offered the chance to screen a few of this years films that will be showing at this years festivities.First up is Spaceship, written and directed by British filmmaker Alex Taylor, who won Special Jury Prize at SXSW in 2010 with his short film Kids Might Fly.

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Alex Taylor Film Writer & Director


Lucidia is a teenage cyber-goth whose mother died mysteriously seven years ago in the family swimming pool. Her father, Gabriel is an archaeologist who can’t move on. When Lucidia suddenly disappears in an apparent alien abduction, Gabriel is forced to confront her strange outsider friends and meets Tegan, a girl obsessed with unicorns, and black holes. Emotional and audacious, the story is told from multiple points of view in a psychedelic ride through a constellation of characters who are pulled together by teenage gravity, surrounded by adults who also feel the same irresistible pull as they orbit their own elusive identities, all looking for a universe to call their own.

If any of our subscribers are planning on attending SXSW, this weekend, all the screening times for SPACESHIP can be found below! The writer/director and some cast members will also be on hand for interviews before and during SXSW, as well as Monday.

SXSW Screenings:
Saturday, March 12, 1:15pm, Alamo Lamar B (World Premiere)
Monday, March 14, 4:45pm, Alamo Ritz 2
Wednesday, March 16, 12:15pm, Alamo Slaughter
This is a film fuelled by teenage energy where everyone is pulled together by teenage gravity. It has unicorns, rainbows, a tank and girls with blue hair and you’ll have to see the film to find out if there’s a spaceship.The film is about personal worlds: we each have our own personal world inside us, and in them we’re our own unique superheroes, but no one else can see us like that unless we drag them in. Visually, I wanted to make a film which immerses the viewer in a crazy, chaotic, exhilarating and inspiring world. I wanted images to attack us from all the different angles. Voices just coming out of the darkness in shafts of weird light. This is a movie for everyone – because we all have a teenager inside. Alex Taylor, Writer / Director

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