MoMA is screening 70 amazing science fiction films this summer
Fans of sci-fi haven’t had a particularly great go of it this year, what with Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell leaving bad tastes in our mouths and the fifth Transformers entry, The Last Knight, inducing vertigo.
But it looks like our luck is about to change this summer: MoMA just announced “Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction,” an enormous showcase of more than 70 films made from 1901–2017. With a prompt of “what does it mean to be human?” the fest will only showcase movies set on Earth in the present or quasi-present, so all of your space-faring favorites are out. I know, I know: I was hoping to watch Dune at MoMA too.
Opening on July 17 and running through August 31, the series will screen films from more than 22 countries, and features intros from filmmaker fans like Larry Fessenden, Lynn Hershman Leeson and John Sayles. Neil deGrasse Tyson will be on hand on July 14 to introduce The Quiet Earth.
There are too many features to list here, but some notable pics include Invasión (1969), Die letzten Tage von Gomorrha (The Last Days of Gomorrah) (1974), Fata Morgana (1971), Gattaca (1997), Children of Men (2006), Ex Machina (2014) and Marjorie Prime (2017).
You can check out the full lineup here.