“A potent message–that we, now, are ‘the last people to choose’ between a viable and catastrophic Earth future–wrapped in lots of eye-popping visual excitement.” - Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills

Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 p.m. | It's the year 2054, a striking upheaval cannot be ignored. The natural landscape is painted with unconventional red and gray shades, while people grapple with various pandemics and their recurring waves. Many choose isolation, either voluntarily or due to mounting anxiety, and the pervasive use of deep fakes has eroded trust to such an extent that belief in any images has crumbled. In this distinctive societal context, visuals are no more than comforting relics, to be experienced through holograms or advanced retinal chips. Director Marten Persiel skillfully merges the genre of the dystopian, fictional film and the “wake-up call” documentary.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Science Film Award, Zurich Film Festival

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