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UNITED STATES | 89 minutes | 1972
Human activities have rendered the Earth uninhabitable, and the last remnants of forest are preserved aboard spaceships – a bit like Noah’s Ark. Botanist Freeman Lowell tends the preserved environments lovingly, until one day the bosses decide that these scraps of nature are no longer worth the cost of their upkeep. A melancholy fable about the end of the world, noted for its majestic visuals, Bruce Dern’s fine performance, the unforgettable robots Huey and Dewey, and its Joan Baez soundtrack. Silent Running remains a powerful plea for biodiversity, made at a time when people were only just starting to worry about the environment. It has only grown more relevant since then.The screening on October 11th will be followed by a discussion about the importance of climate activism with Extinction Rebellion (Elza Kephart) and La Planète s’invite à l’université (Marouane Joundi & Léa Ilardo).Presented by URBANIAIn collaboration with Extinction Rebellion Québec.
Real estate development is rampant on the outskirts of Tokyo and fast eroding the countryside. Worried about their forest habitat, the tanuki — mythical...
JAPAN | 119 minutes | 1994
Shot in London, Budapest and Montreal, this drama based on the eponymous novel by Norman Lebrecht unfolds like a detective story. Two boys, Martin and...
CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, HUNGARY | 113 minutes | 2019
An impressionistic study of Lake Guatavita (Colombia), a sacred site for the Muisca people that inspired the legend of El Dorado.
COLOMBIA, CANADA | 7 minutes | 2018
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