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CHRISTMAS ON MARS
Psychedelic rock band the Flaming Lips present Christmas on Mars: A Fantastical Film Freakout Featuring the Flaming Lips, a glorious science fiction film that marks the directorial debut of the Lips' visionary frontman Wayne Coyne. Seven years in the making, Christmas on Mars features original music by the Flaming Lips ("The greatest US band today" - The Guardian), with acting performances by all band members, and many others from their Oklahoma City-based team. Comedian Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and actor Adam Goldberg (Dazed and Confused, Two Days in Paris) also appear.
It's Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis (the Lips' Steven Drozd) and his team (including the Lips' Michael Ivins) fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien superbeing (Coyne) arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts. Wayne has compared the film to, "Maybe 'Eraserhead' or 'Dead Man' crossed with some kind of fantasy and space aspects, like 'The Wizard of Oz' and maybe '2001: A Space Odyssey,' except done without real actors or money, and set at Christmas-time." and the story that unfolds is intended to hint at 'childlike' magic within a tragic and realistic situation. Directed by Wayne Coyne,George Salisbury. With Steven Drozd, Wayne Coyne, Steve Burns, Fred Armisen, Elijah Wood, Scott Booker, Adam Goldberg. Definitely Not Rated. 2008. USA. Running time: 85 mins. Showtimes: Nighty at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Saturday, & Sunday Matinees at (3:00) & 5:00.
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