AUTOMATONS GO PUBLIC!
Starting today, visitors to New York Public Television station WNET's
Reel 13 website can view Glass Eye Pix's award-winning film,
AUTOMATONS, in its entirety. The film is available to watch streaming
for free along with additional AUTOMATONS content, including an
exclusive Reel 13 interview with writer-director James Felix McKenney:
Also available is the option to download a high-quality digital copy
of the film for anyone who makes a donation to Channel 13.
The Village Voice exclaimed "Robot radness achieved!" and the New
York Times said that "the buzzing static and fizzy backlighting
recall the glistening surrealism of the filmmaker Guy Maddin...
enormously endearing" when AUTOMATONS was first released in theaters
in 2007. The film was directed by DYI auteur James Felix McKenney who
also directed CANNIBALLISTIC!, THE OFF SEASON and the forth-coming
SATAN HATES YOU and HYPOTHERMIA.
Says McKenney, "I'm incredibly excited to have our film be part of
Reel 13. I have been a huge fan of Public Television my whole life.
In fact, AUTOMATONS is almost entirely inspired by my a large part of
childhood spent staring through the snow at a tiny B&W television
with a coat hanger for an antenna to watch DOCTOR WHO, THE PRISONER,
MATINEE AT THE BIJOU, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the classic films
of Hitchcock as well as Universal horror movies on my local PBS
stations in Maine and New Hampshire. I think we've found the perfect
online home for our little film."
AUTOMATONS is the third film in Glass Eye Pix's ScareFlix series and
is currently available on DVD from Facets Video. This black & white,
retro-science fiction experiment tells the story of a civilization's
lone survivor who continues to fight the robot war that destroyed her
people. The film stars Christine Spencer (SATAN HATES YOU), Brenda
Cooney (I SELL THE DEAD), Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM), Don Wood (PBS'
COLONIAL HOUSE), producer Larry Fessenden (HABIT) and John Levene
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