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Soylent Green

Directed by Richard Fleischer . US. 1973. PG. 1 hour 37 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
Mon., April 22, 2019
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April 22, 2019
7:30 pm

In a densely overpopulated, starving New York City of the future, NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates the murder of an executive at rations manufacturer Soylent Corporation. With the help of elderly academic Solomon “Sol” Roth (Edward G. Robinson), Thorn begins to make real progress — until the governor mysteriously pulls the plug. Obsessed with the mystery, Thorn steps out from behind the badge and launches his own investigation into the murder.


What is Soylent Green?

Join us immediately after the 7:30 PM screening for a lively and engaging talk and Q&A with Kate Keppen, Director of Sustainability at Ursinus College. More details about this discussion to come! 


About the Speaker

Post-Film Presentation by Kate Keppen, Director of Sustainability at Ursinus College. After graduating from Ursinus with a dual degree in Environmental Studies and English, Keppen earned her Master’s degree in Environmental and Energy Policy from the University of Delaware. Most recently, Keppen worked for six years at the Berks County Conservation District as the County’s Watershed Coordinator managing grants and educational projects that directly protected the County’s streams and drinking water supplies.







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