THX 1138

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THX 1138


Wednesday Jan 10 07:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

This film is part of the weeklong program CLASSIFIED, a multidisciplinary look at art and surveillance.

Directed and written by George Lucas. USA. 1971. 88 min. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Donald Pleasence and Robert Duvall.

“Work hard, increase production, prevent accidents, and be happy.” THX 1138, George Lucas’ directorial debut, presents a cold, dystopian future in which individual thought and love are forbidden. But two citizens dare to rebel. LUH 3417, a disenchanted surveillance worker, consciously stops taking her mandatory drugs—medication that suppresses emotions—and gives placebos to her roommate, THX 1138. Now free to feel, the two fall in love, but find themselves on the run for breaking laws of conformity.

Introductory speaker to be announced as part of the Science on Screen® program.

Read The New York Times review.

The Honolulu Museum of Art is proud to participate in Science on Screen®, an initiative to offer creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. This is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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