Dir. Val Guest. Still from The Day the Earth Caught Fire, 1961

Dir. Douglas Trumbull, Still from Silent Running, 1972.

This double bill features two classic global disaster films from the 1960s and 1970s. First up is The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) a journalist notices temperatures rise in London, discovering that simultaneous nuclear tests in Cold War USA and USSR have sent the earth on its axis, causing rapid warming. Silent Running (1972), directed by a special effects supervisor on 2001: A Space Odyssey, is set in a future where all plant life on earth is dead; an ecological space warrior sets off on a solo mission to save the earth.  

Credit
Produced by Star and Shadow Cinema

Double Bill: Nervous Energy

£4/£3

Sun 7 March 2010, 7pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Stepney Bank
Newcastle NE1 2NP
starandshadow.org.uk