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#NightOwl!  Each week live from Phoenix, Arizona the Night Owl’s Sci-Fi Cinema hosts FREE vintage U.S., and classic foreign Sci-Fi films!

Tired of remakes, reboots, re-imaginings, no originality? KEEP IT CLASSIC ON SCI-FI SATURDAY & SUNDAY!  #keepitclassic Straight from the his desert lair, the Night Owl brings you Intergalactic invasions, space operas in a galaxies far far way, quantum twists, alien sex, time travel, forbidden planets, attacks & adventures in our solar system, alien monsters, vampires, mad scientists, werewolves, – all vintage and classic science fiction and horror for your download, bookmark, and FREE entertainment!

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aelitaSCI-FI SATURDAY! CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS (Soviet Russian, 1924)

Aelita: Queen of Mars with English subtitles is a Soviet silent film directed by Yakov Protazanov and released in 1924. It was based on Alexei Tolstoy’s novel of the same name. In its performances in the cinemas in Leningrad, Dmitri Shostakovich played on the piano the music he provided for the film.

The main focus of the story is the daily lives of a small group of people during the post-war Soviet Union, the enduring importance of the film comes from its early science fiction elements. It primarily tells of a young man, traveling to Mars in a rocket ship, where he leads a popular uprising against the ruling group of Elders, with the support of Queen Aelita who has fallen in love with him after watching him through a telescope.

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