Planet of the Apes (1968)
Artwork ©1968 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
- 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Franklin J. Schaffner
Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts stranded on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are enslaved. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes. Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter. Rated G.
- Free with museum admission.
- No reservations needed. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening.
Films & Performances:
Fantastic Planet is a politically minded and visually inventive animated work of science fiction. In this film, set on a distant planet called Ygam, enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence. With its eerie, surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes award–winning 1973 counterculture classic is a statement against conformity and violence. Rated PG. MORE INFO
Tours & Talks:
Join a Museum educator for a tour of the exhibition Alternate Realities: Altoon, Diebenkorn, Lobdell, Woelffer. MORE INFO