My Favorite Movie with Francis Fukuyama: Soylent Green


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A thrilling police procedural set amidst a climate-triggered dystopia, the 1973 sci-fi film Soylent Green has become a cult classic, known for the famous line howled by Charlton Heston. Join Future Tense and Francis Fukuyama for a screening and discussion of the film, its depiction of overpopulation and environmental collapse, and how Hollywood portrays climate change.

Professor Fukuyama has served as a member of the White House Council on Bioethics and is a senior fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute. He is the author of Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment.

This latest installment of Future Tense’s “My Favorite Movie” series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, at Washington, D.C.'s Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW. You may RSVP for yourself and up to one guest. Seating is limited.

Follow the conversation online using #MyFavoriteMovie and following @FutureTenseNow.

Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University.