TalkCast 373 – The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2018


Dan Abella

Dan Abella

It all started with a book. For our guest, in 2012, the book was Valis. The author of the book was Philip Kindred Dick. Our guest on this episode is the mind behind The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival in New York City, Dan Abella. We got to talk with Dan on a wide range of subject that touched upon the origin of his fascination with PKD. What started him reading his works, why he started the festival, how the festival is curated, why they choose the works they do and so much more. Dan spoke about many of the works showing this year and mentioned some of his hidden gems. Among then are the feature ‘Ayla’ and the short ‘Methane Momma’ starring Melvin Van Peebles. He also talked about the stars that are involved in many of the films over the years including Margot Kidder and Keir Dullea in HENRi (from their very first festival).

It was an interview filled with information and great fun. Please, enjoy the chaos.


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