Featuring as part of March's climate change month and taking place as part of an evening of activity presented as part of the Flatpack film Festival, we'll be showing cult classic Silent Running.

Douglas Trumbull cut his teeth in the filmmaking business providing the visual effects for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey at just 26 years of age. By the time he was 29 he was making his directorial debut, a heartfelt parable on man’s destructive and problematic relationship with the earth’s natural resources. The film is set in a future where the only plant-life left is preserved in space by four crewmen aboard the Valley Forge, until one day they’re told to abandon the project, blow up all remaining plants, and return. However, renegade space botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) has other ideas.

Preceding the main feature, regular Flatpack collaborators Outer Sight will present a re-edit of Peter Fonda’s ’72 eco-disaster-time-travel movie IDAHO TRANSFER with a live soundtrack: an adaptation of Bruce Langhorne’s original score featuring guitar, synthesizers, percussion and flute. Buried and neglected at the bottom of public-domain DVD bargain bins for decades, the film’s cult appeal comes from it’s 70s eco-pessimism, no-budget sci-fi aesthetic.

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