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Colossus: The Forbin Project

Directed by Joseph Sargent
USA, 1970, 100 minutes, 16mm Technicolor Scope
Cast: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent


Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Rq-PEW5qM

One show only!

Sunday, October 5th - 4:00pm at Roxie Film Center

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This is the dawning of the Age of Colossus!

The granddaddy of all computer run amok films. The film's climax is unsettling, but no more so than the actual state of world affairs in 1970. -- Allmovie.com

Charles Forbin designs the 'first' Artificial Intelligence. Shortly after being turned on, it detects Guardian, its previously unknown Soviet counterpart. The computers insist that they be allowed to communicate. What happens when two supercomputer's get together and realize just how sad is the human race that they serve? The logical conclusion! The best way to defend humanity is to protect it from itself..... By ruling it.

Colossus: The Forbin Project will be presented in full cinemascope and blinding technicolor.

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