Institute of Light| 18 June | 7pm
Sci-fi afficionadoes Science Fiction Theatre are back at Hackney's Institute of Light for another screening, this time unearthing the feature film adaptation of Margaret Atwood's acclaimed dystopian novel about a dark future where women are subdued into a breeding underclass by a twisted, fascist-ruled The Republic of Gilead (the former United States). A more recent Hulu TV adaptation starring Elisabeth Moss has been met with rave reviews and awards. This feature adaptation, dating back to 1990, hailed from director Volker Schlöndorff.
Before the film, Dr Caroline Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London, will consider the impact of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in the context of Hulu’s TV adaptation and the Trump administration.
As with all Science Fiction Theatre screenings, ticket buyers will get a small card print with a specialy-designed promotional image as a receipt, and the original poster design for the event from Freya Betts will be available to buy.