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Are We There Yet?: A Retrospective Of The Future

Free Tickets

The shows in this strand are free but ticketed. Free tickets will only be available on the day from GFT, when the box office opens at 10am. First come, first served (maximum 2 tickets per person).

The 2020 retrospective invites audience to go back to the future with a collection of dystopian classics that offer bold visions of the way ahead for humanity. Are We There Yet?: A Retrospective Of The Future celebrates a collection of startlingly prescient films that gazed into a crystal ball and glimpsed a time where artificial intelligence has begun to develop a mind of its own, where climate change and scarce resources threaten the survival of our species, intelligent apes might rule over humans and real strawberry jam has become a heartrending reminder of all that has been lost. There is a film each morning, screened free of charge and open to everyone with a short introduction to set the scene. The ten titles range from firm favourites like Westworld and Planet Of The Apes alongside rare chances to catch Stalker and The Day The Earth Caught Fire on the big screen. An unmissable opportunity to witness how cinema has depicted the shape of things to come.

Films in this Festival Strand

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4 March

Brazil (15)

Join us for a free screening of Terry Gilliam’s Oscar-nominated Orwellian masterwork

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5 March

Children of Men - 35mm (15)

Britain has survived a global flu pandemic but no child has been born in eighteen years and the fate of humanity balances on a knife edge. Until...

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6 March

District 9 (15)

Frenzied action scenes, creepy creatures and pincer-sharp social commentary are cleverly balanced in Neill Blomkamp’s Oscar-winning, guerrilla-style debut feature

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2 March

Logan's Run (12)

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

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28 February

Planet of the Apes (1968) (PG)

​The original (and best) version of the Pierre Boulle novel - a classic vision of an unthinkable future

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29 February

Soylent Green (15)

Discover just what makes Soylent Green so moreish...

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3 March

Stalker (PG)

Welcome to the Zone - experience Andrei Tarkovsky's beautiful epic on the big screen

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8 March

Strange Days (18)

We revive Kathryn Bigelow’s terrific noir-like techno-thriller

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27 February

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (PG)

An atmospheric, BAFTA-winning doomsday classic that captures the fears and anxieties of escalating Cold War tensions

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1 March

Westworld (15)

Don't miss the rare chance to see this Futuristic Frankenstein story on the big screen

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