Great city streets emptied of people; a population panicked; misinformation in the air. If some of our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic seemed familiar, it might be because the movies already imagined them.
In this talk illustrated with clips, Robert Horton looks at the eerie imagery of apocalyptic movies, and how these films foreshadowed our responses during the pandemic.
Robert Horton is a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and the National Society of Film Critics and the longtime film reviewer for the Seattle Weekly, Everett Herald and KUOW.
This free program for adults and teens is sponsored by Humanities Washington.
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