San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Philip K Dick Film Festival opens its 2012 season with Radio Free Albemuth the masterful adaptation of Philip K Dick's novel. Radio Free Albemuth was directed by John Alan Simon (producer of the Getaway) and stars Shea Wigham, Jonathan Scarfe ( Savages), Katheryn Winnick (Love and other drugs) and Alanis Morrisette.
Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson).
Q&A with director John Alan Simon will follow the screening of the film.