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‘Idiocracy’ to be Shown Nov. 4 at UW

October 27, 2016

“Idiocracy,” a science fiction comedy film, will be shown Friday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room. Sponsored by 7220 Entertainment and Pokes Vote, the event is free and open to the public.

The 6:30 p.m. showing will include closed captioning; closed captioning can be made available on request at the later showing.

Mike Judge wrote and directed “Idiocracy,” which gives a new meaning to the expression “people are getting dumber all the time.”

In 2005, Pvt. Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) is a soldier chosen to take part in a secret military scientific experiment in which he will be put into induced hibernation for one year, along with a woman named Rita (Maya Rudolph). Bauers is chosen for the assignment because he is statistically the most average man in the Army, while Rita is a hooker ordered to complete some community service. Bauers and Rita are forgotten when the military base where the experiment took place is closed down, and they don’t wake up until the year 2505.

7220 Entertainment’s Films Committee, which sponsors “Idiocracy,” meets Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Room 012 of the Wyoming Union.

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Individuals needing assistance to attend events should call the Campus Activities Center at (307) 766-6340.

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