SOYLENT GREEN: This 1973 film, based on the novel by Harry Harrison, won a Nebula Award for “Best Science Fiction Film” and marks the final screen appearance of Edward G. Robinson. It predicts a Malthusian future for the human race; overpopulation has overstressed the food-production capacity of the planet, resulting in desperation at all levels.
THE OMEGA MAN: This second film adaptation of Richard Matheson’s science-fiction novel I Am Legendunfolds in a post-apocalyptic 1976. Charlton Heston is Robert Neville, the sole recipient of a serum that enabled him to survive an onslaught of germ warfare between Russia and China – which seemingly rendered him the last (normal) human alive.
Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 7:30 PM
The Astor Theatre
1 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182