On Saturday, the session that dedicated the Cinematheque Uruguay to Future Day concluded, which consisted of an exhibition of three classics of science fiction (Soylent GreenAnd Blade Runner And Brazil) and the documentary Brief history of timeby Erroll Morris (1991), based on the life and work of scientist Stephen Hawking.
After the screening of the last film, there was a meeting between the spectators and the organizers (Silvana Silvera, from Cinematica, Lucia Pardo, Gabriel Márquez, Marcelo Pereira, Jose Gabriel Lagos, from newspaper) on the roof of the Cinemateca complex, on Bartolome Mitri Street.
Among the topics discussed was science fiction’s ability to point out emerging social problems, as well as the genre’s difficulties – at least, in the films that shaped the cycle – to suggest viable solutions.
The origin of this genre in regions of the world that had an early industrialization and its association with rational thought and the European center was also put forward by those present.
Likewise, they spoke of the presence of time as a central theme in various artistic records, and of the connections between certain types of historical novels and some works of science fiction that underpin critical analysis of the present.