“Just as the creation of a future nightmare, one that disturbingly resembles the world we already know, ELYSIUM is masterful.” David Sexton, London Evening Standard

Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 p.m. | In director Neill Blomkamp's dystopian tale of class division, the year is 2154, and the Earth is polluted and overpopulated. The wealthy live on Elysium, a utopian artificial space station that orbits the planet, while the impoverished majority struggle to survive on the ruined Earth. People thrive in the fresh air on Elysium, with plentiful food, clean water, and medical technologies that have cured cancer. Hunger, disease, and radiation poisoning plague those left on Earth, but an injured laborer, Max (Matt Damon), may change that if he can just make it to a Med-Bay in time.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Visual Effects in a Motion Picture, Leo Awards

Cli-Fi Lecture SeriesThis series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu