Silent Running

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Date: January 16 at 4pm

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Description: The Cinefamily presents director Douglas Trumbull's 1972 ecological-friendly science fiction film in the middle of a triple bill devoted to star Bruce Dern, who will appear for a Q&A session. Also on the bill: SMILE and DIGGSTOWN.

From the website:

Silent Running presents a wonderfully weird, quietly heroic, and oddly tender role for Bruce: a pro-tree eco-terrorist space hippie undergoing interplantery cabin fever. Told to blow up the last remaining trees in the universe, he instead kills his fellow astronauts, and makes it his mission to tend his own personal Garden of Eden with the help of his three robot helpers Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Directed by young genius SFX artist Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey), Silent Running is the sci-fi flick for nature lovers who want to listen to Joan Baez singing hauntingly beautiful songs over and over again, whilst watching trees drift through Saturn’s rings in what appears to be a stunning handcrafted model space station aggressively mating with a hip, light’n’airy ‘70s condo. The music, the effects, and Dern’s strange, yet earnest performance will send you Across the Universe with joy. Smoke trees if you got ‘em.

NOTE: This screening is part of a two-day tribute to actor Bruce Dern. On January 15, there will be a double bill of KING OF MARVIN GARDENS and TATTOO.