Days of Future / Past
Bored of the same old reality TV? Sit down with us and enjoy Arnie and co fight their way to freedom in Paul Michael Glaser’s dystopian vision of totalitarian power run amok, in a vision of the future which may have you questioning what you watch.
Screening as part of the Days of Future / Past series – events and screenings aiming to explore the impact and consequence of popular science fiction ideas in today’s world – we ask what the themes seen in The Running Man mean for us in the year it was set, 2019.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on reality TV, media power and fake news.
On the panel will be Alfie Bown and Craig Ian Mann.
Bown is lecturer in media arts at Royal Holloway University London and author of The Playstation Dreamworld (Polity, 2017). He writes for the Guardian and other places, and tweets at @leftist_gamer.
Craig Ian Mann is a film scholar with a particular interest in the politics of popular genres, including science fiction, horror, the Western and the action film. His writing on The Running Man has appeared in Science Fiction Film and Television and Science Fiction Theatre: Screenings // 1-50. He teaches film and television studies at Sheffield Hallam University, edits programme notes for Science Fiction Theatre and tweets nonsense about genre movies @craigimann.
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 97 mins
- Paul Michael Glaser
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto