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Strange Worlds, Changing Utopias Film Season presents Silent Running

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Silent Running - the ultimate eco film starring an excellent Bruce Dern is complemented by the short ATV Today doc short from 1979: reporting on the upkeep of the biggest garden in Europe, Birmingham! Which covers 100 square miles of the city.

Strange Worlds, Changing Utopias Film Season is an originally curated season from Victoria Park Productions celebrating archive film and dynamic new stories exploring the pressing issues of our past, present and future. Our season responds to one of the most important debates facing society today: people and the ever changing relationship to our environment.

This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Shifting Ground.

MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

Duration stated includes trailers and adverts (check individual listings for Q&A details). Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food and drink policy. You can also see more information about Relaxed Screenings here.

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