In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the 1997 sci-fi chiller Event Horizon will receive a retrospective screening at 7:42 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock during the Other Worlds Austin Sci-Fi Film Festival with screenwriter Philip Eisner in attendance. Eisner also will hold the screenwriting workshop “Black Hole to Hell: The Use, Reuse and Abuse of Archetypes in SciFi and Horror (and SciFi Horror)” at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Austin School of Film. The workshop is open to the public. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Event Horizon pits the crew of the search-and-rescue ship the Lewis & Clark against an evil entity that has taken possession of the long-missing titular deep space exploratory vessel. They also must stop the Event Horizon from creating an artificial black hole to an unknown dimension via a device known as the Gateway. The cast is led by Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Richard T. Jones, and Kathleen Quinlan. Philip Eisner also wrote the SyFy miniseries Firestarter: Rekindled and 2009’s The Mutant Chronicles, an adaptation of the popular role-playing game.
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