Little Shop of Horrors: Film Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

“Feed me, Seymour!” In Little Shop of Horrors (1986), a bloodthirsty plant demands to be fed human flesh, and florist Seymour complies. What would you do if your salad bit you back, or even started to sing? Join us for a thought experiment about plants as intelligent beings rather than mere scenery, and explore how science and fiction can work together to change the way we live together on this planet. Joela Jacobs, Assistant Professor of German Studies and co-founder of the Literary and Cultural Plant Studies Network, will provide an opening commentary.

Free tickets available at noon on Oct. 11 at The Loft Cinema box office. First come, first served.

This event is taking place in conjunction with Eden? Plants Between Science and Fiction, a multimedia exhibit about the role of plants in science fiction literature and film, at the UA Poetry Center and Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research from October to December 2022.

Co-Sponsored by the Humanities Seminars Program.