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Idiocracy + The Second Civil War

Sun, Aug 7, 2016
  • 7:30PM
RUN TIME: 196min total with intermission
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Intro by Joe Dante before The Second Civil War
August 2016
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Sunday August 07, 2016
Performances no longer available.

Directed by Mike Judge
With Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard
2006, 84min


Welcome to America in 2505, where the president is a porn star, the most popular TV show is Ow! My Balls!, and the citizenry is so stupid that an average schlub (Wilson)—reawakened after being cryogenically frozen 500 years earlier—is now regarded as a genius. Ten years after its ignominious release, Mike Judge’s instant cult classic is beginning to look scarily prescient. 

“Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph find upon awakening that the future has degenerated into a polluted society where intelligent people stopped reproducing and only the dumbest now inhabit the corporate-owned planet. Mike Judge and Etan Cohen’s dystopian sci-fi picture nearly didn’t get released at all—after a year on the shelf it was barely distributed with no publicity or critics’ screenings. Like the Monolith in 2001, “it appears to have been deliberately buried.” And who would have believed that it would only take ten years to start coming true?” —Joe Dante

The Second Civil War

Directed by Joe Dante
With Beau Bridges, Phil Hartman, James Coburn
1997, 97min, 35mm


This black comic political satire—in which the anti-immigrant stance of an Idaho governor (an Emmy-winning Bridges) escalates into full-on civil warfare—is timelier than ever. Free screening.

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by Joe Dante

The Second Civil War screening following Idiocracy will feature an introduction by director Joe Dante.

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