Fifth Avenue Cinema presents
Dir. George Lucas (1971); 86 min
SATURDAY, April 5 at 7 & 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, April 6 at 3 p.m.
FREE for PSU students, faculty, staff & alumni w/ID.
$3 for all other students & seniors.
$4 General Admission
In a white-on-white future society, bald citizens are known by code numbers and toil in drugged stupor over meaningless tasks while chrome-faced robot policemen herd dissidents convicted of "drug avoidance" into vast white limbo prisons.
THX (Duvall) is puzzled by the awakening of his emotions as he falls in love with his room-mate (Maggie McOmie) — who has ltered his drug intake — and becomes a rebel. Notably adult in theme, structure and approach, its commercial failure doubtless motivated George Lucas's regression through adolescence (American Graffiti) to childhood (Star Wars) in his subsequent films. Neglected on its initial release, this now stands as a classic science fiction movie and one of the most remarkable debuts of the 70s. ~ Empire Online