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Soylent Green
Date Wednesday August 30
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland
between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.net
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-393-5685
SOYLENT GREEN

This classic film presents a grim, bleak vision of New York City in the future, 2022: poor, over-populated, and heavily-polluted. New York’s population has grown to 40 million mouths to feed; and people are forced to remain in the cities by law. Fresh food and tap water are commodities only the very rich can afford. The greenhouse effect has made the temperature unbearably hot. The only way people of New York survive is with water rations and eating a mysterious food called Soylent. In the story, the President of the Soylent Company is murdered -- a crime amongst the elite of society. A cop investigates the murder and discovers a terrible conspiracy which just might shake the foundation of the civilization. The truth he uncovers is more disturbing than the Earth in turmoil when he learns the secret ingredient of Soylent Green. And he finds himself marked for murder himself by government agents when he gets too close to the bizarre state secret involving the origins of the revolutionary and needed new foodstuff, Soylent Green. This film, while made in 1973, is still believable because it tells an original story and subtly, fluidly mingles social critique with mild-paced action without being too corny or obvious.

Before and after the film, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Thursday Aug 3rd, 2006 5:57 PM
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