Michael Crichton Film Series – Westworld

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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 October 14 film:

Westworld (1973, 131 minutes, PG-13)

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. Written and directed by Michael Crichton. Stars Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, and James Brolin. A 30-minute audience discussion and Q&A will follow the screening.


Upcoming films in the series:

November 11:Runaway (1984)

December 9:Jurassic Park (1993)

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Kansas City, MO 64110

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