Floating Cinema Humans in Space – Day 3


This past Saturday, 19th September, Floating Cinema in collaboration with Open House London and Scalarama 2015 continued their Humans in Space programme with a bang. Well, with a Flash. 1980’s Flash Gordon, to be more precise.

If you never heard or watched Flash Gordon, a word of advice – the 80s gave us some excellent sci-fi films (The Terminator and Blade Runner, for example), but Mike Hodges’ British space opera isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s so bad it’s good – gaining an incredible cult following between nerds, dorks, film lovers and people that just can’t get rid of that bloody Queen’s soundtrack earworm.


Ming’s eyebrow game – STRONG

Sitting outside at the beautifully hidden Granary Square canalside, on a rainless London night (!!!), with some nice folk selling mouth-watering BBQ and le booze, the organizers started by giving away some space-themed prizes for the fancy dress competition (some impressive individuals there), and then, the film that aged oh so badly, with its kitsch costumes, special effects and Z-movie dialogue.


Brian Blessed in his Victoria Secret days

Humans in Space reached its conclusion this Sunday, but to keep up with Floating Cinema’s upcoming events (not London exclusive), check their website on http://floatingcinema.info/

Sara is originally from Coimbra, Portugal, where she studied Film Studies before moving to London to enrol in film school. Having made her first short film about her neighbour's chickens when she was 9 (a dystopian sci-fi, still her favourite genre), she is now a London-based film director and editor, and also a writer for the Portuguese Take Magazine. She is a huge fan of Lars Von Trier, Krysztof Kiéslowski, and David Lean.