Monday 15th January // Capricorn One (1977) +TALK: Conspiracy Theory Psychology

Capricorn OneOriginal poster design // Liza Shumskaya
Prints // buy

Minutes before the launch of their mission, the crew of Capricorn One (James Brolin, Sam Waterston and O. J. Simpson) are told to exit their capsule and are secretly taken to an abandoned desert hangar. For the sake of the nation’s morale and the future of NASA funding, they are coerced into taking part in an elaborate charade – but when the captive astronauts learn their capsule burned up on re-entry and the world believes them dead, they know their very existence now poses a threat to national security...

Peter Hyams, USA/UK 1977, PG, 123mins

“An excellent, if forgotten, late seventies conspiracy thriller which takes the existent fable of the faked moon landing and runs with it”
Empire

“A neat, taut, funny and wholly believable story that raised a lot of questions and posed some intriguing moral problems”
Den of Geek

“A sharp, cynical and exciting post-Watergate paranoid thriller that established Peter Hyams as a top-notch action filmmaker”
Fantastica Daily

The film will be preceded by a talk from Professor Karen Douglas of the University of Kent who will talk about when and why people believe in conspiracy theories, and why conspiracy theories are important.

Where: The Institute of Light, 376 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB
When: Monday 15th January 2018 // 7:00pm

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