Film Series- Logan's Run (1976)
FILM SERIES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Almost Midnight: Camp Cult Sci-Fi Classics
Directed by Michael Anderson. Starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter.
Logan (York) has a big problem: the giant machine that runs his world kinda wants him to find out why everyone isn't happily lining up to die on their thirtieth birthday as instructed. Sounds like an average night at Studio 54 during disco's heyday, right? Well, Logan's Run has got all the best nods to the era, from groovy futuristic, skin-tight clothes (and apparently stretch polyester is super fashionable in the future), a disco-ball party called Renewal in which the coolest guests all explode, and of course, Farrah Fawcett, flashing her fantastic hair and perfect smile. Ultimately, this film asks the most profound question of all: If there's no Farrah in the future, what, then, is the point? See this gorgeous, weird film on the big screen. 119 minutes. Rated PG.
Our 10th Anniversary Film Series celebrates five Science Fiction gems. These films have a fan following and those elusive qualities that have moved them into cult status – suitable for a midnight film showing. Well, in our case, almost midnight. But what is it about these films that draw us back to them again and again? Is it the built in self-effacing humor of these movies – that they seem to be in on the joke? Is it the absurdity of the plot lines, or the over-the-top sets and costumes? Is it the broad, scene-stealing acting? Could it be that underneath their flash there is also substance? We think the answer is yes, all of the above – but join us and our host, film screenwriter and film professor, Darren Foster as he takes us where no man has ever gone before – at least not with a straight face anyway.
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