George Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed on what they believe to be a desolate planet in the year 3978, approximately two millennia after their departure in 1972. Finding water, the astronauts are swimming when a group of primitive humans take their clothes and pilfer their supplies. Taylor is shot in the throat, unable to communicate, when he and the primitive humans are captured by armed gorillas and taken to the City of the Apes, a society of talking apes who live in a caste system. Humans are considered vermin and are hunted, enslaved or used in scientific experiments. Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell, Kim Hunter, and Linda Harrison are featured in the cast. The film met with critical acclaim, was a huge commercial success, and launched one of the most successful film and television franchises which continues to this day.  DCP courtesy of Criterion Pictures. Special Guest: 2020 RiverRun Master of Cinema Tom Burman – Make-Up Artist for Planet of the Apes

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