Louis Kahn designed the Kimbell Art Museum’s original building—a landmark of modern architecture—that opened in Fort Worth in 1972, six years after Dallas mayor J. Erik Jonsson articulated his “Goals for Dallas” in an effort to improve the city’s reputation and morale in the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. I.M. Pei’s renowned Dallas City Hall was completed in 1978 and when the producers of Logan’s Run, directed by Michael Anderson, set out to find real-world locations that could stand in for a utopian (at least on the surface) vision of the future, they chose Dallas to complement the nine sound stages used at MGM Studios in Culver City, California.

Today, Logan’s Run is often compared to Star Wars (released in 1977) as a way of demonstrating how far (and how quickly) movie special effects evolved under Industrial Light & Magic, but the former film’s modest ambitions and almost playful premise feel like a cool breeze against the stifling corporate efficiency of George Lucas’s annually renewing franchise. There’s a direct line from baby boomers not trusting anyone over 30 in Logan’s Run (where the world is saved by youth) to the self-congratulatory middle-age sentimentality of The Big Chill (1983), but it’s kinder to remember that generation for their love of genre fiction and not their real-world plundering of America’s future.

Please join us for Logan’s Run (1976, 120 minutes) this Friday, June 21, at 7:00 pm in CERIA 365.

Free and open to all UNM students. Enter CERIA through the front doors by the fountain.

This movie is a part of our “How Have You Not Seen This?” Summer Film Series, curated by Film & Digital Arts major Jodie Calhoun.

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