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Electric Sheep Film Club: Rollerball (1975) October 7, 2009

Posted by alexfitch in Screening.

Electric Sheep Film Club: Rollerball (1975)

For the sixth meeting of the Electric Sheep Film Club at the Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square, we’re proud to be showing the classic SF movie:

Rollerball (1975)

Rollerball illustration by Sean Azzopardi

Rollerball illustration by Sean Azzopardi

One of the best dystopian sci-fi movies to come out of the 70s, Rollerball focuses on an ultra-violent sport used to keep an overpopulated planet under control and probes its links to politics, the media and big conglomerates. When a star player refuses to obey the owners of his team, the stage is set for a Gladiator-like confrontation between a rebellious individual and the corporate power that seeks to crush him.

With thanks to Park Circus. The film will be followed by informal discussion with Electric Sheep editor Virginie Selavy and other writers from the magazine in the bar.

Price: £5/£3.50 Prince Charles members
Certificate 15
Dir: Norman Jewison, USA 1975

Wednesday 7th October, 8pm, Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2
More info at www.princecharlescinema.com and www.electricsheepmagazine.com

We are launching a new competition in connection with our Prince Charles film club for film students and aspiring film writers: to enter the competition, you need to write a 200-word review of Rollerball and send it to ladyvengeance (at) electricsheepmagazine.com, marked ‘Film writing competition’ in the subject line. An ‘industry’ expert will select the best review, in this case SCI-FI-LONDON director Louis Savy. Deadline: October 21. The selected review will be published on the Electric Sheep website. This is to be a regular addition to the Electric Sheep Film Club.

IMDb page for Rollerball

For info on the latest print issue of Electric Sheep magazine, please click here

Also, the October 2009 online issue of Electric Sheep is now available and includes Alex Fitch’s interview with with Marc Price about his ‘£45’ Zombie film Colin , our round-up of the 2009 Frightfest including mini-reviews of Pontypool, Triangle and Trick ‘r Treat plus Alex’s article on ‘Retrofitting the future’ in Ghost in the Shell 2.0 and Evangelion 1.0

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo



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