InScience Film Festival
Silent Running

Silent Running

Environmental awareness became a common issue as early as the 1970s. Silent Running is one of the first Hollywood productions to address this theme. This sci-fi cult classic greatly influenced later scientific experiments by revealing a future in which all botanical life on Earth has gone extinct. Only a few plant specimens have been preserved on spaceships. When ecologist Freeman Lowell is ordered to destroy the last of the gardens to save costs, he cannot do it. Together with his robots Huey, Dewey and Louie, he hijacks one of the spaceships and flees to keep the valuable last bits of green alive.

Director
Douglas Trumbull
Country
United States
Length
89 min
Theme
Robotics, Natural Sciences, Botany, Science-fiction
Type Film
Fiction Film
Year
1972
Language
English
Subtitle
-
Producer
Douglas Trumbull, Michael Gruskoff
Editor
Aaron Stell
Cast
Bruce Dern

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