Silent Running

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

Friday, October 21 at 9:15pm  |  $9  | 

A 35mm presentation of the classic environmental science fiction film starring Bruce Dern!

SILENT RUNNING (1972): 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. Directed by Douglas Trumbull, whose considerable contributions to American cinema include creating and/or being responsible for the special effects in the films 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY,  CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, BLADE RUNNER, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, and THE TREE OF LIFE.

90 minutes
Douglas Trumbull
Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin