From gigantic potassium mine burrows deep within earth to the final forest frontier floating in space, ArtScience on Screen: Earth Watch contemplates humanity’s troubling relationship with planet Earth.
Featuring a diverse cinematic mix of Ghibli-esque tales, surrealist documentaries and cult sci-fi goodness, join us as we behold our role in the future of the world – will it be a hopeful one, or terrifying?
The Red Turtle (2016, dir. Michaël Dudok de Wit)
- 80 min | PG
- 12 - 24 Sep (Rainbow Room, Basement 2)
- 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
A meditative desert-island story surrounding a castaway’s conflicting desire to remain in or escape his isolation upon meeting a beautiful mythical turtle, this Ghibli-backed animation is a relevant nod to our current times that is also symbolic of humanity’s fickle connection to our environment.
Silent Running (1972, dir. Douglas Trumbull)
- 89 min | PG
- 12 - 25 Sep (Expression Gallery, Level 4)
- 11am, 2pm, 5pm
Deep-space ecologist gone rogue – from the visual effects designer of 2001: A Space Odyssey comes a heart-thumping exhilarating tale of how one man disobeyed destruction orders and hides out in a floating geodesic dome containing humanity’s last remaining floating forest in space.
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018, dir. Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier)
- 86 min | NC16 (Some Nudity)
- 26 Sep - 9 Oct (Expression Gallery, Level 4)
- 11am, 2pm, 5pm
Avante-garde cinema meets fly-in-the-wall documentary – come hover across surrealistic landscapes of earth as we contemplate the enchanting chaos of humanity’s impact on the environment.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, kindly note that seating will be spaced out to observe safe distancing measures. We thank you for your understanding.
Free admission with online pre-booking.
Image Credit: ArtScience Museum
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