Big Screen Classics

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

Director Steven Spielberg
Year 1977
Starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and Teri Garr
Rating PG
Run Time 132min
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18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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A 35mm print of Spielberg's classic!

Steven Spielberg might have made bigger and better movies, but the one that encompasses everything the filmmaker is about is CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.

It has a beautiful sense of wonderment and imagination, yet is as thematically dark as anything Spielberg has ever done (yes, that includes SCHINDLER'S LIST and POLTERGEIST). On the one hand it's about a man trying to discover the unknown mysteries of the universe to find a connection with another race. On the other, it's about a man isolated from society by irrational obsession he himself does not understand.

It's magical, sad, awe-inspiring and unsettling all at once. It is an emotionall complex experience.

After an encounter with a UFO, Roy Neary's mind is laden with visions and alien music. As more strange events occur in the area, it seems something big is about to happen.

Neary is one of many people in the area who begin to be obsessed with a certain location in the desert and to his friends, family, and neighbors, seems to be quickly losing his mind. As his obsession costs him his job and contact with his loved ones, he meets others with similar experiences, and together, they are determined to find out the truth about human and alien contact.

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