The Roxie is proud to present 1977 theatrical version of THX 1138 (not the later director’s cut) from its best available source, Laserdisc.
Helmed by first-time director George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, THX 1138 envisions a time when the oppression of both Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World took hold, a concrete-walled world where jackbooted robots hunt down those who don’t take their medication, report for work, and watch their holo-broadcasts like good “numbers” do. Released to mixed reviews in 1971, THX 1138 became a worldwide cult hit after Lucas’ release of STAR WARS in 1977. Filmed in the newly poured BART tunnels, SFO and other local landmarks, Lucas’ film lashes out against technology, medication, and inhuman design, making for an eerie cautionary tale.
THX 1138 is part of our week-long series Far, Far Away and Yet So Close: Science Fiction in San Francisco.
(1977, 88 minutes, Laserdisc)
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