Sam Hain and Wicked Pictures to Screen 'Horizon' at UCSB

LOS ANGELES—Since its theatrical premiere in Los Angeles last month, director Sam Hain’s spectacular AVN Editor’s Choice Horizon has been earning raves from fans and critics alike. But those who missed this ambitious film’s L.A. debut will have another opportunity to experience this shocking vision of the future on the big screen when the director brings it to the prestigious Carsey-Wolf Center’s Pollock Theater at 7 PM this evening, October 19, 2011. The Carsey-Wolf Center is located on the beautiful grounds of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus.

As an official Department of Film and Media Studies event, Horizon is being screened as a part of Professor Constance Penley's "Topics in Film Genre: Pornographic Film" series. After the screening, Hain will be joined onstage by stars jessica drake, Kaylani Lei, Alektra Blue, Kimberly Kane and producer Lee Roy Myers for an exclusive Q&A session with the audience. A reception with food and beverage will be held afterwards, giving students and faculty another opportunity to speak to Hain, Myers, and the lovely ladies of Horizon.

A noted film professor and porn-studies pioneer, Professor Penley’s forward-thinking, sex-positive work has been profiled in such publications as Rolling Stone and TIME.  Dubbed “one of the eight most dangerous minds in America” by Rolling Stone, Penley has also graced the SyFy Channel, providing illuminating commentary for the network’s remastered screenings of Star Trek: The Original Series.

For his part, Hain couldn’t be more excited to bring his film to Professor Penley's students.

“It's an honor to be invited to UCSB to show Horizon," Hain said. "It means a lot to all of us that a university of this stature was so impressed with our film that they've asked us to share it with their student body. I'm anxious to speak with the students after the screening!”

A high-tech step into the year 2085, Horizon unfolds as a civilization of extraterrestrial origin has invaded Earth. Of the planet's nine billion inhabitants, approximately one third have been killed and nearly two billion more have been evacuated to a military base dug into the core of Mercury. Of the four billion humans who remain on Earth, none are expected to survive beyond the next 48 hours. Taking a last stand against the alien onslaught, one Marine battalion remains on the surface. But they are in retreat, desperately attempting to reach the safety of the space cruiser Horizon, when events occur which place the future of the Earth and all of its remaining inhabitants in peril...

In addition to the Wicked Girls, the universe depicted in Horizon features some of adult's brightest stars, including AVN Best Actress winner Kimberly Kane, Bobbi Starr, Misty Stone, Aiden Starr, Andy San Dimas, Rocco Reed, Bill Bailey, Tony Desergio, Xander Corvis, and Danny Mountain.

Horizon is available in a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo Pack exclusively from Wicked Pictures.