Date: Fri, Aug 17
Time: 9 PM
Location: Cameron Bandshell @ Beacon Hill Park
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Runtime: 112 min
Preceded by Poisson / Fish a french short animation inspired by the poems of Paul Éluard (3 min)
Rated G – All ages event
Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes.