Colossus: The Forbin Project

Colossus by Francis KenneyOriginal poster design: Francis Kenney (www.franciskenney.com)
Prints available to buy here

“A crisp, well-crafted movie that achieves its effects by calmly stating the facts, with the bare minimum of histrionics”
-SFX Magazine

“Practically perfect”
-New York Times

Joseph Sargent, US 1970, 100mins, certificate 12

Where: The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, N1 4BL
When: 8:00pm, Thursday 8th May 2014
Tickets: £5 door, £4 advance via The Space Merchants

When Dr. Charles Forbin (Eric Braeden) creates a supercomputer capable of controlling America’s nuclear defences, it detects the presence of its previously unknown Russian equivalent, and insists on being linked to it. But when the two machines are switched on, they immediately take control, merging into one supercomputer, issuing its own demands for the earth’s management and ruthlessly putting down any signs of dissent. With Colossus gaining more power daily, and threatening world destruction if its demands are not met, Forbin secretly enlists the help of other scientists to form a resistance group aimed at restoring normality.

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