HOMO SAPIENS (2016) - Sci-Fi Sundays
Welcome to Sci-Fi Sundays at Deptford Cinema. Join us for an afternoon movie on the last Sunday of the month. With quarterly themes, our 2018/2019 programme delves into wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff, Earthly welcomes, post-Earths, new flesh and everything in between when it comes to our favourite Science Fiction cinema.
Alongside each screening we’ve organised a little something extra; quizzes, short-films, panel discussions and much more.
Our third theme is DYSTOPIA, a science fiction topic that is often close to the bone.
To launch the Dystopia strand of our Sci-fi season we want to investigate: what the world be like when we humans have passed on? What will we leave behind? How will nature reclaim her spaces? These are the questions Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s mesmerising documentary answer. From Detroit to Fukushima Geyrhalter finds the places humanity has lost or abandoned; amusement parks, theatres, a cave of rusting cars, hospitals, ghost towns and power stations. The mark we leave on the world will be metal and concrete, strange monuments to ways of life that will depart with us. Geyrhalter’s beautiful and eerie compositions give us time to reflect and to marvel at the strangeness of the industrial world and our effect on the planet.
Though not technically a science-fiction film Homo Sapiens presents one of the most compelling depictions of what our dystopian future will likely look like. Though unanimously acclaimed Homo Sapiens failed to receive a cinema release in the UK so we are thrilled to be able to present it on the big screen where it belongs!
“For its sheer visual exaltation, this is the most extraordinary documentary I have seen in years.” Peter Bradshaw, theguardian