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Elements of Cinema: Silent Running

Director: Douglas Trumbull Run Time: 89 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1972

Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Jesse Vint, Mark Persons, Ron Rifkin

6:00pm | Free Screening and Discussion, No Ticket Required

Matthew Nash of Lesley University’s College of Art + Design will introduce the film and lead the post-screening discussion.

In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet’s ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell, who decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.

Admission to this screening is free and first-come, first-served beginning at 5:30pm on the day of the show. No tickets are available in advance for this screening.

Matthew Nash, Lesley UniversityMatthew Nash is Professor and Chair of Digital Filmmaking in the College of Art + Design. He is an award-winning filmmaker, experimental artist, and publisher, and founded the art magazine Big Red & Shiny in 2012. His Holocaust documentary, “16 Photographs At Ohrdruf,” won awards in film festivals and was contracted to several broadcast and streaming platforms. Nash has also created several science-fiction shorts, including “Dysopticon” (2015) and “Astronaut” (2017). Nash is half of the art-team Harvey Loves Harvey with his partner Jason Egan, and is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.


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