A number of science fiction movies have envisioned communities of the future, both as places ominous and appealing, dystopian and utopian. Drawing together aspects of film history and cultural history, writer James Clarke’s talk will consider some of the most iconic science fiction films, referring to both live action and animated films.

This film talk will also feature a screening of Alfonso Cuarón’s modern sci-fi classic Children of Men, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Chiwetel Ejiofor.