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Saturday, October 24 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Soylent Green (1973) - PG

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Soylent Green is a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer. The film combines the police procedural and science fiction genres. The film, which is loosely based upon the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison which is set in the year 1999. It won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film in 1973. Harrison was contractually forbidden control over the screenplay and kept from knowing during negotiations that it was MGM buying the film rights. He discussed the adaptation in Omni's Screen Flights/Screen Fantasies (1984), noting, the "murder and chase sequences [and] the 'furniture' girls are not what the film is about — and are completely irrelevant", and answered his own question, "Am I pleased with the film? I would say fifty percent". While the book refers to "soylent steaks", it makes no reference to "Soylent Green", the processed ConSuite rations depicted in the film. The book's title was not used for the movie on grounds that it might have confused audiences into thinking it a big-screen version of Make Room for Daddy.

Saturday October 24, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Highlands Amphitheatre Ground Floor