Michael Crichton Film Series – Runaway

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UMKC Student Union Theater

5100 Cherry St.

Kansas City, MO 64110

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Few American writers have been more concerned with the transformative power of science, and its unforeseen consequences, than Michael Crichton. In his work, Crichton demonstrated a keen ability to anticipate new technological developments long before they became reality and predict how even seemingly beneficial breakthroughs in biotechnology or artificial intelligence could quickly spiral out of their creators' control. This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series that considers how Crichton’s views on science and technology evolved during the final decades of the 20th century.

Films will be screened at the UMKC Student Union Theater. A 30-minute audience discussion and Q&A will follow each screening.


About the November 11 film:

Runway (1984, 99 minutes, PG-13)

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target. Written and directed by Michael Crichton. Stars Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, and Kirstie Alley..


Upcoming films in the series:

December 9:Jurassic Park (1993)

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