Stanley R. Greenberg (screenplay), Harry Harrison (novel)
Cast: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young
Based on the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, it combines a crime drama and science fiction genres. Set in the future of tomorrow where a criminal investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman goes rogue in New York City. In this dystopian future, the oceans are dying; climate change keeps a year-round humidity, inequality has the homeless filling the streets, pollution is everywhere, overpopulation is only a citation, and assisted suicide is the solution for many.
Notable: A winner of the Saturn Award, and nominations from AFI.
Quote: “People were always rotten” Edward G. Robinson laments in 1973’s Sci-Fi Eco-dystopia cautionary tale SOYLENT GREEN. Referring to the good old days of air …
Context: There will be a short film introduction and Q & A after the film. #Scientists will be present for the screening.