(Peter Fonda, US, 1973, 86 min)
** This film is part of the Post-'68 Apocalypse series; for full series details, click here nwfilmforum.org/live/page/series/4352
Wednesday, May 24 at 08:30PM
At a research facility in Idaho, a group of students are engaged with a government-funded project exploring the possibilities of time travel. Miraculously, the experiment is a success, and the researchers discover — and become prisoners of — a future Earth emptied of humanity.
Unjustly overlooked, Fonda’s followup to The Hired Hand, shot in the barren landscape of the Craters of the Moon National Preserve, is a hypnotic mood piece that powerfully conveys the horror of an ecological apocalypse and the psychological plight of those who inhabit it.