The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968) @ The Institute of Light, London [16 April]

The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968)

19:00 - 22:00

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The Institute of Light
Arch 376, 10 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB London, United Kingdom
In a future Britain, language and conflict have become redundant due to the dominance of television, and the appetites and passions of the masses are controlled by a constant stream of pornography regulating sexual desire. But when audiences show signs of boredom and viewing figures begin to decline, the 'high drive' broadcasters must invent new and more extreme methods to engage them…

«Foretold the reality show and, in the scramble for greater sensation, its logical outcome»
-The Guardian

«One of the 1960s' most effective and engaging one-off pieces of science fiction»
-BFI Screen Online

The screening will be preceded by a talk from Andy Murray, author of ‘Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale’, who will explore the genesis of the piece, the ups and downs of its production in 1968, and the power that Kneale’s prophetic, dystopian vision continues to exert today.
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