Capricorn One +TALK: Conspiracy Theory Psychology

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

Moments before lift-off, the crew of Capricorn One (James Brolin, Sam Waterston and O. J. Simpson) are told to exit their capsule and are discreetly transported to an old desert hangar. To protect the reputation and future of the American space program, they are forced to simulate a Martian landing as the cameras roll and the world watches. But when the astronauts learn their capsule was destroyed on re-entry and they are thought dead, they realise their very existence poses a threat to national security, and plan their escape...

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 // doors 7pm, talk 7:30pm, film 8pm

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