Soylent Red

Here’s your pain at the pump

You’re paying $3 per gallon and think you’ve got it bad. The daft and inventive indie flick Blood Car – made by Atlanta native Alex Orr for $25,000 -- imagines a hellish world in which fossil fuel costs $40 per, and, not surprisingly, no one can drive. One of the lucky exceptions is a self-made spaz who concocts a special additive to avoid pain at the pump. The movie’s title tells all, so we won’t bother. What we will say is that Blood Car pays subtle homage to 1973’s Soylent Green, which starred a scenery-chewing Charlton Heston as an inhabitant of an even more perditious world. In this future, most food is synthetic, and the title variety, to quote Heston’s famous parting line, “is people!” Both movies rock, but you can see Blood Car with a live audience at ChyroArts Venue.
Fri., Jan. 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 12, 8 p.m., 2008
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