Soylent Green

Soylent GreenOriginal poster design // Danilo Tranquilo
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The world is overcrowded, polluted and stagnant. In 2022, with 40 million people in New York City alone, housing is dilapidated and homeless people fill the streets, half of whom are unemployed. The few ‘lucky’ ones with jobs are only barely scraping by, and food is scarce.

NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates the murder of an executive at rations manufacturer Soylent Corporation. With the help of elderly academic Solomon “Sol” Roth (Edward G. Robinson, in his last ever role), Thorn begins to make real progress – until the governor mysteriously pulls the plug. Obsessed with the mystery, Thorn steps out from behind the badge and launches his own investigation into the murder…

Richard Fleischer, US 1973, 15, 97mins

“As a science fiction film that relies more on viewers’ intelligence than special effects, it represents something that is sorely missed in today’s Hollywood”

“This influential vision of an overpopulated future has a horrific plausibility that’s hard to shake off”
Urban Cinefile

“Where so many science fiction visions of the era have dated, this gritty creation of a depressed (and depressing) future… looks all the more real”

“This futuristic thriller just seems to keep getting better with age”
Fantastica Daily

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 21st September 2015, 8pm
Tickets: £3.50 advance | £5 door
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