Colossus: The Forbin Project

Colossus by Francis KenneyOriginal poster design // Francis Kenney
Prints // shop

Dr Charles Forbin (Eric Braeden) has created a powerful computer, Colossus, which is capable of controlling America’s nuclear defences. Shortly after being turned on though, it detects the presence of a previously unknown Russian equivalent called Guardian, and the two insist on being linked. Merging into a single supercomputer it takes immediate control, issuing its own demands for the management of Earth, and ruthlessly putting down any dissent…

Joseph Sargent, US 1970, 100mins, certificate 12

“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

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


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