1971, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR, 167 min. With Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk.
- Sun, Sep 17th 2:00pm
- Mon, Sep 18th 6:30pm
- Thu, Sep 21st 7:45pm
“An astonishing masterpiece...a dazzlingly imaginative work of the highest order with awesome production values and special effects." — Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
This legendary science-fiction film, based on Stanislaw Lem’s great novel, has frequently been compared to Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, although Tarkovsky’s approach is more philosophical than spectacular. The story concerns the crew of a space station circling a planet whose inexplicable nature challenges the very basis of human science. As he struggles to penetrate the unknowable, the hero, an astropsychologist named Kelvin, finds only a mirror that reflects back his own memories, fears, and desires in distorted and sometimes terrifying forms. In Russian with English subtitles. 2K DCP digital widescreen restoration from Janus Films. (MR)
Please note: This trailer does not have English subtitles. Our screenings of the film will be subtitled in English.