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Saturday, October 29 • 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium (1989)

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A 1989 science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Robert Joy, Brent Carver, Al Waxman, and Daniel J. Travanti. "The people aboard Flight 35 are about to land 1,000 years from where they planned to." Bill Smith, chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has been assigned to determine whether human error is the cause of an airline crash. He and his team of investigators are very confused by the words on the cockpit voice recorder by the crew relating to the crash. But at the same time, a theoretical physicist named Dr. Arnold Mayer has a real professional curiosity about the crash, which borders on science fiction. While giving a university lecture, he talks about time travel and the possibility of visitors from the future. Smith discovers the involvement of an organization of time travelers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate mankind from those about to perish in the past.
Trivia: Regarding the Millennium book: most of the chapter titles are named after famous novels and short stories about time travel by other authors, as Varley mentions in the book's "Author's note": "The time-travel story has a long history in science fiction. The theme has been so extensively explored, in fact, that I found it no trouble to write a book with chapter titles borrowed almost exclusively from the long list of stories that served, in one way or another, as ancestors to this one."

Saturday October 29, 2016 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Highlands Amphitheatre Ground Floor