Earth Day: Mass Movement to Mass Extinction
Idaho Transfer / Glen and Randa
EARTH DAY: MASS MOVEMENT TO MASS EXTINCTION
The first annual Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. A milestone for the emerging environmentalism movement at the time, Earth Day has grown into an international day of action and awareness. However, the small ecological victories of previous decades have been overshadowed by the looming catastrophe of global warming, largely due to the burning of fossil fuels. As we enter the anthropocene, an era of intense human impact on planetary eco-systems, the future has become less certain. This program is a meditation on the destructive tendencies of mankind, and the dystopian cinema that has emerged as a result.
dir. Peter Fonda, US, 1973, 35mm, 86 min.
A group of young researchers travel into the future, discover that a potential ecological catastrophe awaits mankind, and must uncover the mystery before their project is shut down. With several of the group stranded in the future, the dark truth of humanity’s fate is gradually revealed. The desolate landscape of Arco, Idaho and Craters of the Moon National Park provide a perfect backdrop for this eerie sci-fi gem.
Glen and Randa
dir. Jim McBride, 1971, 35mm, 93 min.
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland a young couple set out to find a distant city that may or may not exist. As they encounter the strange inhabitants of this crumbling society their journey seems more and more futile. Glen and Randa is a haunting meditation on mankind’s struggle for survival seen through the eyes of youth.
Special thanks to Harry Guerro