Between Han and HAL: Episode 8 - Silent Running

  • June 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Our next film is 1972's environmentally-themed Silent Running. Before Bruce Dern became Hollywood's go-to guy to play cranky old men, he starred in this film as Freeman Lowell, an astronaut assigned to care for Earth's last forest, which is contained within a large, domed spacecraft. When financial considerations result in an order to jettison the forest, Lowell must decide between his loyalty to nature and his obligations to his employer.

The usual reminders:

* Please Please PLEASE if you RSVP and then discover you can't make it, change your RSVP so those on the wait list won't miss an opportunity to come. (I take a very dim view of no-shows, as some former members can attest.) If you have a significant other who'd also like to participate, please have him/her join this meet-up and RSVP separately. We have very limited space (10 people max), so unanticipated guests will really put a pinch on the seating situation.

* Doors open at 7PM, movie starts at 8PM.

* This is a potluck, so bring something good to eat or drink to share. We will provide a main dish, plus a couple of bottles of wine and a six-pack of beer.

* A donation of $2 per person is humbly requested to offset the costs associated with this event.

* We try to run a shoeless household, so please leave your shoes in the foyer when you arrive.

* Finally, we have a very fluffy, very friendly cat. So, if you're not a cat person--you've been warned!

We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Don

    In the credits for "Silent Running", I noticed someone named Peter Schickele had composed the music score for the film. That name seemed familiar to me, so I looked it up and it's the same guy who does the "P.D.Q. Bach" classical music spoofs. ( for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j6vrcbi470 )

    June 9

  • Elton S.

    One of my favorites of the era, but I'll be out of town.

    May 5, 2014

    • Allison B.

      Doh! Well, I certainly hope what you're doing out-of-town is worth missing our movie night! ;)

      June 7

  • Susan M

    Hate to miss 2 in a row, but we'll be out of town.

    May 4, 2014

  • Jonathan

    I've got a family reunion to go to that weekend so I'm unfortunately going to have to pass. :(

    May 9, 2014

    • Jonathan

      Yeah, sounds like she's in as well. See you guys tonight!

      June 7

    • Allison B.

      Good! We're looking forward to seeing you and meeting her!

      June 7

  • John

    Well, bummer, folks. Hope to see you next time.

    May 9, 2014

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