York College Humanity Film Series to open with Sept. 14 screening of ‘L.A. 2017’
York College’s annual Humanities Film Series will open with a screening of “L.A. 2017,” a film about a publisher who is transported to a futuristic Los Angeles where people suffer under fascist rule and live underground to escape widespread pollution, at 7 p.m., Sept. 14, in Waldner Performing Arts Center. The event is open to the public free of charge.
The 1971 film is an episode of the classic NBC television series “The Name of the Game” directed by Steven Spielberg at the beginning of his career. David Bianculli, longtime TV critic for the NPR show “Fresh Air” and author of “The Platinum Age of Television,” will present the show, discussing its chilling glimpse of a dystopian future whose year has now arrived and how it hints at the science-fiction filmmaker Spielberg would become.
The annual Humanities Film Series at York College is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Department of English and Humanities and the Office of the Provost. Its aim is to promote the humanities on campus and in the surrounding community by fostering a serious and ongoing discussion about cinema. For additional information about film showings at York College, call 717.815.1349.