Still from Idiocracy, 2006.

Idiocracy

As we approach the 2016 presidential election, the Hammer Museum offers a variety of election-themed talks and screenings. Learn more about our Election Fever programming. 

Ten years after its release, Mike Judge’s sci-fi comedy adventure has achieved cult status. After 500 years of accidental hibernation, two “average Americans” wake up to a world so dumbed down by commercialism that they are the smartest humans alive. Described by the Los Angeles Times as a “bleakly hilarious vision of an American future,” the film is a chilling reminder of what’s at stake in this year’s election. (2006, dir. Mike Judge, 84 min.) 

Trailer

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