An iconic slice of science fiction cinema, Soylent Green sets a police procedural in a disturbing dystopian future.
In New York City in the year 2022, the world has become massively overpopulated and polluted. The streets are overcrowded, the oceans a drying up, and resources are running out. The population mostly survives on rationed food, particularly Soylent Green, a protein-rich wafer produced by the Soylent Corporation, supposedly made from plankton. When a member of the wealthy elite is murdered, detective Frank Thorn (Charlton Heston) takes on a case that penetrates right through to the shocking truth at the heart of Soylent.
US 1973 Dir Richard Fleischer 97 min
+ Random Acts Random Acts showcase short films chosen for
their bold & original expressions of creativity. Commissioned by
Channel and in partnership with Arts Council England. This screening is
preceded by: You Are Awake In 2013 the inhabitants of a small village in Kazakhstan mysteriously fell asleep en masse for days at a time. Spanish director Pedro Martín-Calero interprets the bizarre real-life events in this short film. Spain 2015 Dir Pedro Martín-Calero 5 mins