Robots: THX 1138

George Lucas’s first feature tells the story of a future human race sedated and controlled by an all-powerful governmental order. But when one worker (Robert Duvall) goes off his meds, comes to his senses and tries to escape, a robot police force pursues him – until, that is, they exceed their allotted budget.

Robots is part of a summer-long series of family-friendly sci-fi films, presented free throughout the summer, coinciding with the exhibition Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. Some of these are movies that George Lucas has cited as being his favorites, others are examples of the vast variety of pre-Star Wars fantasy, science fiction and adventure that fired the imaginations of young audiences in the 1950s and earlier. Raised on the infinite possibilities of movies, this was a generation ready to embrace Lucas’s vision. Each feature film will be preceded by one chapter from the three original Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s. (approx. 110 min.)

 

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