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HOW TO FEED THE WORLD WITHOUT EATING YOUR NEIGHBOR
SCREENING + DISCUSSION
Everyone (or almost everyone) knows that famous final line from director Richard Fleischer’s groundbreaking 1973 ecological dystopian thriller. What many have forgotten is that the film (based on the novel ‘Make Room! Make Room!’ by Harry Harrison) is set in the year 2022. But nobody can forget that SOYLENT GREEN is one of the most riveting, eye-opening and unsettling views of humanity’s future ever put on film. Director: Richard Fleischer (US 1973) 97 min.
After this rare theatrical screening, join us for a tasty post-film chat with a representative of the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank, who will address the movie’s electrifying examination of hunger and food scarcity, overpopulation and ecological collapse. And in keeping with that theme, barrels will be available in the lobby to collect food for the food bank, which is currently serving twice the number of people it did before the pandemic. Most needed are canned tuna, chicken and salmon, low-sodium soups, chili and stews, nut butters, pasta and rice, and low-sugar cereals. Donations will also be gratefully accepted.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16 • 7:00
$12.50 General | $9. Senior • Youth • Matinée | $7 CFI Members
This presentation is part of SCIENCE ON SCREEN®, a series pairing film screenings with lively scientific discussions – an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.