Silent Running

Science Fiction lets us re-imagine our future. In Silent Running we see a world after the end of all botanical life on Earth.

Directors

Douglas Trumbull

Country

USA

Year

1972

Running Time

89 mins 

SFGFF Film Program:

SF Green Film Festival Screening: May 30, 2015

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Film Classic

Science Fiction lets us re-imagine our future. In Silent Running we see a world after the end of all botanical life on Earth.

Ecologist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) maintains a greenhouse on a space station in order to preserve various plants for future generations.

Assisted by three robots and a small human crew, Lowell rebels when he is ordered to destroy the greenhouse in favor of carrying cargo, a decision that puts him at odds with everyone but his mechanical companions.

Lowell and his robots are forced to do anything necessary to keep their invaluable greenery alive.

This sci-fi classic was influential on Pixar's animation WALL-E, also showing in this year's festival.