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When Worlds Collide

The dinosaurs were the last victims of a comet crashing into the Earth, but that hasn’t stopped us worrying about it happening again. This special effects-laden adaptation of the 1932 novel by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer speculates how we might deal with a catastrophic impact. Anthony Burgess’s 1982 novel The End of the World News is in part based on his unused film treatment for a later remake of this film. Those meteors are hard to avoid!

Screening from a 16mm print.

Curated in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.