Dir. Douglas Trumbull. 1972, 89 mins. 35mm. With Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint. The special effects wizard behind 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Douglas Trumbull showcases his frequently breathtaking model-work in this science-fiction cult classic. Bruce Dern stars as a botanist in a post-apocalyptic future, orbiting Saturn alone except for the plants he is charged with caring for—the last remaining vegetation in existence—and a trio of irresistibly cute robot helpers. With its impassioned ecological message and often melancholy tone, Silent Running is an uncommonly intelligent and reflective rumination on the Earth’s fate.
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