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Welcome to a January of apocalyptic film releases, the london short film festival, preview screenings, double bills, geoengineering, and silent extraterrestrials.

Welcome to the future. We hope it's how you imagined it!

Seen anything we've missed? Something new to add for next month? Send us an e-mail to: tom@sci-fi-london.com.

January Cinema on General Release:

Daybreakers - Wednesday, 6th
Exam - Friday, 8th - Limited Release
The Road - Friday, 8th
The Book Of Eli - Friday, 15th
Ninja Assassin - Friday, 22nd
Toy Story 2 (3D) - Friday, 22nd
Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs Evil - Friday, 29th
The Princess And The Frog - Friday, 29th

January Festivals/Seasons:

The 7th London Short Film Festival
Friday, 8th till Sunday, 17th - Various Venues
Asian Film Season
Monday, 18th till Monday, 22nd February - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
Shift Festival
Tuesday, 26th till Saturday, 30th - Southbank Centre - SE1 8XX

Screenings:

Gash New Year's Eve Horror All-Nighter
Thursday, 31st December - Friday, 1st January, 2010 - Genesis Cinema - E1 4UJ
The Wizard Of Oz
Friday, 1st January, Saturday, 2nd January, Sunday, 3rd January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Inkheart (Kids Screening)
Saturday, 2nd January, Tuesday, 5th January - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno / Les Diaboliques (Double Bill)
Sunday, 3rd January - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
Les Diaboliques
Sunday, 3rd January, Wednesday, 6th January, Saturday, 9th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Wall-E / Up (Pixar Double Bill)
Sunday, 3rd January - Riverside Studios - W6 9RL
The Man Who Fell To Earth / Moon (Double Bill)
Monday, 4th January - Riverside Studios - W6 9RL
Preview: Exam + Q&A With Stuart Hazeldine
Tuesday, 5th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Special Preview: The Road + ScreenTalk With Director John Hillcoat
Wednesday, 6th January - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Preview: The Road + Q&A John Hillcoat
Wednesday, 6th January - Curzon Soho - W1D 5DY
It Happened Here (+ Seniors' Free Matinee)
Thursday, 7th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Movie Magic Preview: Astroboy
Saturday, 9th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
The Thief Of Bagdad / The Red Shoes (Double Bill)
Sunday, 10th January - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind / Cold Souls (Double Bill)
Tuesday, 12th January - Riverside Studios - W6 9RL
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Kids Screening)
Saturday, 16th January, Tuesday, 19th January - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD + Bernard Cribbins In Conversation
Saturday, 16th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
The Fly (1958) / The Fly (1986) (Double Bill)
Saturday, 16th January - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
Parent & Toddler Screening: The Wizard Of Oz
Tuesday, 19th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Meteor - Bad Film Club
Wednesday, 20th January - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
BUG 17: The Evolution Of Music Video
Thursday, 21st January, Thursday, 28th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
House (Midnight Movie)
Friday, 22nd January - Curzon Soho - W1D 5DY
The Borrowers (Kids Screening)
Saturday, 23rd January - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
The Secret Of Moonacre (Kids Screening)
Saturday, 23rd January, Tuesday, 26th January - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
Les Diaboliques / Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (Double Bill)
Sunday, 24th January, Monday, 25th January - Riverside Studios - W6 9RL
Movie Magic Preview: The Princess And The Frog + Q&A With Ron Clements & John Musker
Sunday, 24th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (Japanimation)
Tuesday, 26th January - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Preview: The Lovely Bones
Tuesday, 26th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
A Scanner Darkly / Me And Orson Welles (Richard Linklater Double Bill)
Tuesday, 26th January, Wednesday, 27th January - Riverside Studios - W6 9RL
A.I.
Saturday, 30th January - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
Coraline (Kids Screening)
Saturday, 30th January, Tuesday, 2nd February - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
NT Live: Nation
Saturday, 30th January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
NT Live: Nation
Saturday, 30th January - Curzon Mayfair - W1J 7TY, Richmond - TW9 1TJ
Wings Of Desire
Sunday, 31st January - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS

Signings:

Joe Mad - Darksiders
Thusrday, 7th January - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Paul Hoffman - The Left Hand Of God
Thursday, 14th January - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Jasper Fforde - Shades Of Grey
Monday, 18th January - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Maria Snyder - Sea Glass
Friday, 22nd January - Foyles at Westfield - W12 7GE

Talks:

Illustrations Of A Curious Nature
Sunday, 10th January - Natural History Museum - SW7 5BD
The Future Of Cities: Hazards And Environmental Change
Thursday, 14th January - The British Museum - WC1B 3DG
Centenary Talks - Understanding The Universe
Monday, 18th January - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Jasper Fforde - Shades Of Grey
Monday, 18th January - Foyles - WC2H 0EB
Geoengineering: A Brave New World?
Tuesday, 19th January - The Royal Society - SW1Y 5AG
Decode Curator Talk
Wednesday, 20th January - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Biologically Moral?
Thursday, 21st January - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS
Why Do You Want To Live Forever?
Thursday, 21st January - Wellcome Collection - NW1 2BE
The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone In The Universe?
Tuesday, 26th January - The Royal Society - SW1Y 5AG
Blurring Boundaries
Thursday, 28th January - Wellcome Collection - NW1 2BE
The End Of The Great British Fish Dish?
Thursday, 28th January - Natural History Museum - SW7 5BD
Nature, Nurture Or Neither? The View From The Genes
Friday, 29th January - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS
Packed Lunch (Stem Cells)
Friday, 29th January - Wellcome Collection - NW1 2BE

Events:

Plasticity - 100 Years Of Making Plastics Exhibition
Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 - Sunday, 31st January - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Future Foods Exhibition
Wednesday, 17th December, 2008 - Friday, 29th January - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
'All The Better To See You With My Dear': Fairy Tales & Enchantments Exhibition
Thursday, 2nd July 2009 - Sunday, 28th February - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2009
Thusrday, 10th September, 2009 - Sunday, 10th January - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
Prove It! Exhibition
Wednesday, 21st October, 2009 - Sunday, 31st January - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Manga: Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure
Thursday, 5th November, 2009 - Sunday , 3rd January - The British Museum - WC1B 3DG
Nation - by Terry Pratchett adapted by Mark Ravenhill
Wednesday, 11th November, 2009 - Sunday, 21st February - National Theatre: Olivier - SE1 9PX
Earth: Art Of A Changing World
Thusrday, 3rd December, 2009 - Sunday, 31st January - Royal Academy Of Arts - W1J 0BD
Star Gazing: Admiral Smyth's Celestial Observations
Saturday, 5th December, 2009 - Sunday, 31st January - The Royal Society - SW1Y 5AG
Digital Pioneers Exhibition
Monday, 7th December 2009 - Sunday, 25th April - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Decode: Digital Design Sensations
Tuesday, 8th December, 2009 - Sunday, 11th April - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Brett Ewins Exhibition
Tuesday, 15th December, 2009 - Friday, 15th January - Orbital Comics - WC2H 7JA
Capturing The Imagination: British Fairy-Tale Illustrations 1860-1940
Wednesday, 18th December, 2009 - Saturday, 12th June - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Gallery Favourites (Talks And Tours)
Friday, 1st January - Sunday, 3rd January - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
Manga Create A Comic Workshop
Saturday, 2nd January - The British Museum - WC1B 3DG
Volunteer Guided Tour
Monday, 4th January - Friday, 8th January - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
January London SF Meeting
Thursday, 7th January - The Melton Mowbray - EC1N 2LE
Digital Photography
Saturday, 9th January, Saturday, 16th January - The V&A - SW7 2RL
January 2010 Fiction Lab
Monday, 11th January - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS
Arthur Ranson Exhibition
Thursday, 14th January - Sunday, 14th February - Orbital Comics - WC2H 7JA
Dino Snores (Kids Sleepover)
Saturday, 16th January - Natural History Museum - SW7 5BD
Hackney SF Reading Group
Tuesday, 19th January - CLR James Library - E8 3AZ
Christian Kerrigan - Digital Design Resident
Wednesday, 20th January, Friday, 29th January - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Digital Drop-In Afternoon
Wednesday, 20th January - The V&A - SW7 2RL
ZZ9 London Pub Meeting
Wednesday, 20th January - The Wheatsheaf- SE1 1TY
1001 Inventions Exhibition
Thursday, 21st January, Sunday, 25th April - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Evenings With The Stars
Friday, 22nd January, Tuesday, 26th January - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
Creative Computer Coding
Saturday, 23rd January, Saturday, 30th January - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Create A Comic (Family Activity)
Saturday, 24th January, Saturday, 27th February - The British Museum - WC1B 3DG
The Detection Of Extra-Terrestrial Life And The Consequences For Science And Society
Monday, 25th January - Tuesday, 26th January - The Royal Society - SW1Y 5AG
January 2010 Quiz Night
Monday, 25th January - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS
Programming For Artists And Designers: An Introduction To Processing
Tuesday, 26th January - Tuesday, 16th March - The V&A - SW7 2RL
V&A Connects: Digital Futures
Tuesday, 26th January - The V&A - SW7 2RL
BSFA Open Meeting
Wednesday, 27th January - The Antelope - SW1W 8EZ
Science Museum Lates
Wednesday, 27th January - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Open Source Creative Coding
Friday, 29th January - The V&A - SW7 2RL
Ponyo Workshop
Sunday, 31st January - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT

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