March 16, 2021
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Campus Events WUMester
The sustainability of civilization itself is at the heart of William Cameron Menzies’s
Things to Come. Pioneering sci-fi writer H. G. Wells, adapting his own novel, projects a
timeline into the 21st century in this British classic, taking us through decades of
destruction accompanying endless technologically-enhanced war (with a zombie-fying
pandemic thrown in for good measure). Finally, a new civilization emerges from the
ashes: Wings over the World, committed to a world without war and featuring a sleek
technocratic single-state future (with much cooler planes). Yet trouble arises even in this
futurist utopia… Matt Nyquist (Film Studies) and Tom Prasch (History) dip their toes into
the sound era for this feature, but there will still be plenty of dialog-less spaces for their
running commentary. Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta. Zoom link: https://washburn.zoom.us/j/93953970164?pwd=TmdibGlSSkNuK3drajVadXVHVEFxZz09
Tom Prasch
(785) 670-1892
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