Soylent Green (PG)
It's Sci-Fi July at the ESQUIRE THEATRE!
Join us for the 1973 ever topical SOYLENT GREEN
It's the year 2022... People are still the same. They'll do anything to get what they need. And they need SOYLENT GREEN.
This 1973 film, based on the novel by Harry Harrison, won a Nebula Award for "Best Science Fiction Film" and marks the final screen appearance of Edward G. Robinson. It predicts a Malthusian future for the human race; overpopulation nd green house gasses have overstressed the food-production capacity of the planet, resulting in desperation at all levels. Detective Thorn (Charlton Heston) shares an extremely tiny "apartment" with retired researcher Soi Roth (Edward G. Robinson). In the overpopulation depicted here, it is impossible to get anywhere without walking over, under, or around someone. Thorn has been hired to investigate the murder of a top industrialist (Joseph Cotton), the man whose company manufactures the life-sustaining wafers called Soylent Green, the only means of survival for the swarming hordes of poor people. Winner of the 1975 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Science Fiction Film.
Monday, July 15
Drama , SciFi/Fantasy
1 hr. 37 min.
Stanley R. Greenberg
Edward G. Robinson