6:00 – 8:30 pm
Providence Public Library Auditorium (3rd Floor)
Things to Come, 1936, Drama
Directed by William Cameron Menzies
Written by H.G. Wells
Starring Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson
A global war begins in 1940 and lasts for decades, destroying cities, inducing plagues and fascist regimes, leaving the few survivors to live in underground cities. The first space travel is imminent as Wings Over the World, a group of pacifist, scientists and thinkers plan to build a utopian society on the ruins of the old. In order to do this however, they must overthrow the latest ruling despot played by Ralph Richardson.
The Cable Car Cinema and the Providence Center for Media Culture in collaboration with the Providence Public Library present Portals: History of the Future Film Series. Q&A to follow film.