Cinema: Terminal Station

IDAHO TRANSFER

Directed by PETER FONDA Screenplay by THOMAS MATTHIESEN

Here is a cautionary tale of the future with none of the usual trappings of science fiction: no oozing monsters, no batteries of blinking, beeping machinery. Instead, we have a very deliberate and closely controlled film graced with a slow, severe beauty that makes its quiet edge of panic all the more chilling.

The action of Idaho Transfer begins during what one character calls "an eco-crisis" that threatens to make America barren and kill off its population. At a Government project somewhere in the...

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