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Creation of the Humanoids


“No other effort from the golden age of spacesuit melodrama entranced the 60s avant-garde as deeply as Wesley Barry’s The Creation of the Humanoids, a deadpan talkie set after worldwide nuclear war, in which a shrinking population of radiation-infected humans rely on an army of android servants to maintain their idyllic lifestyle. Andy Warhol called it his favorite movie; Mike Kuchar parodied it in his robots-in-love featurette Sins of the Fleshapoids; Susan Sontag used it to explore the theme of dehumanization in her essay “The Imagination of Disaster;” and Robert Smithson dubbed it one of the ‘landmarks of Sci-fic.'” – Light Industry. (1962, 16mm, 84min)

With an introduction by Thomas Beard

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