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'Good Planets Are Hard To Find': Watch 'Planet of the Apes' (1968) With MoPOP

'Planet of the Apes' (1968) Promotion

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our Good Planets Are Hard to Find (GPAHTF) film series celebrates speculative film narratives about environmental devastation, ecosystems and their inhabitants, and survival in the face of ecological collapse. The series has moved online to a watchalong format, with each film in the five-part program touching on a different environmental theme, from dystopian ecological collapse to the potential for a harmonious future. Planet of the Apes (1968) will be our last film in the series and you won’t want to miss out on it!

At 6 p.m. PT on Monday, June 15, join Kasi Gaarenstroom, MoPOP’s Production Associate and Movies at MoPOP Producer, for an online watchalong and virtual discussion. Joining us will be renowned author Todd Strasser, an award-winning sci-fi author of over 140 YA novels and many short stories and who is a Planet of the Apes fan! Come pick his mind and hear his thoughts on all things cli-fi and Planet of the Apes.

For our Planet of the Apes (1968) watchalong, we're asking our audience to register in advance. Then, before we begin on Monday, invites will be sent out via e-mail to join the virtual program! Here are a handful of program elements that you can expect to see:

  • Exclusive photos of artifacts from the film
  • Planet of the Apes (1968) inspired recipes and cocktails
  • Chat with Kasi, Todd, and other fans during the film
  • Post-film discussion with Todd Strasser on the film's environmentalism themes and connection to Climate Fiction

If you happen to own a copy of the film, get it queued up at 6 p.m. PT on Monday, June 15! Otherwise, here's where you can find Planet of the Apes (1968) online:

So download or dust off your copy and register for the watchalong on our Movies at MoPOP page!

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