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YOUNG ONES + TALK
May 21 @ 19:00 - 23:00
YOUNG ONES + TALK: Water Pressure screens at The Institute of Light (21 MAY 19:15):
Science Fiction Theatre presents: In a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource, the land has withered into something wretched, and the hardened survivors scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children Jerome (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning), fends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it…
The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Daanish Mustafa, Reader in Politics and Environment at King’s College London, who will examine why it is that, with water in abundance the world over, only the poorest communities suffer from droughts and water scarcity.
“There hasn’t been as convincing a sci-fi dustbowl story since the original Mad Max” – The Guardian
“The setting is futuristic, but the themes are ancient in Jake Paltrow’s eccentric merger of frontier western and science fiction gadgetry.” – New York Times.