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2001: A Space Odyssey

November 1

United Kingdom | 1968 | 160 minutes | Stanley Kubrick

One of the most exquisite examples of the power of cinema to explore the nature of intelligence and humanity, Stanley Kubrick’s visionary space travel film, based on the story by Arthur C. Clarke, is still relevant after all these years–and not to be missed on the big screen.

Alien

October 31, 2014

USA | 1979 | 117 minutes | Ridley Scott

In space, no one can hear you scream. Ridley Scott directs the scariest space-travel film ever created, about a group of space workers (including Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm, and John Hurt) who answer a distress call only to discover that they are about to be the ones needing help.

Aliens

October 31, 2014

USA | 1986 | 137 minutes | James Cameron

James Cameron continues the story begun in Alien with an action-packed second installment that not only earned seven Oscar nominations, but turned Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley into a feminist icon with an applause-inducing catch phrase.

Apollo 13

November 2

USA | 1995 | 140 minutes | Ron Howard

Houston, we have a problem. Director Ron Howard's Best Picture Oscar® nominee grippingly recreates the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis, in which a crew of courageous astronauts (Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton) face certain death unless a Mission Control officer (Ed Harris) can find a way to bring them back home.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

November 1

USA | 1977 | 137 minutes | Steven Spielberg

Director's Cut, New 35mm Print! | Steven Spielberg's UFO classic features stunning visuals and an iconic synthesized finale to tell the story of aliens communicating with a variety of Earthlings, including a young boy, a suburban father (Richard Dreyfus), and a curious scientist (François Truffaut!).

Contact

November 1

USA | 1997 | 150 minutes | Robert Zemeckis

Based on the novel by Carl Sagan, Jodie Foster stars as a scientist who has dedicated her life to the search for intelligent life in the universe. Co-starring Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar), James Woods, John Hurt, and Tom Skerritt, Contact embraces the feeling that something is out there.

Forbidden Planet

November 2

USA | 1956 | 98 minutes | Fred McLeod Wilcox

With stunning and iconic visual design, this classic example of smart 50s sci-fi follows a team of astronauts sent to a investigate a colony on a far-away planet, only to discover that the only survivors are the scientist Dr. Mobius, his spirited daughter Altaira, a robot servant, and invisible alien monsters.

Galaxy Quest

November 3

USA | 1999 | 102 minutes | Dean Parisot

This hilarious sci-fi comedy stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shalhoub as the cast of a campy TV space series who now spend their time traveling the convention circuit and meeting costumed fanatics. But some of those fans happen to be real space aliens, who think that the adventures portrayed on TV actually happened.

Inception

November 4

USA | 2010 | 148 minutes | Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan's visionary sci-fi thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the leader of a team of dream thieves who plan to commit corporate espionage by planting an idea in their mark's subconscious. The stunning ensemble cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, and Ken Watanabe.

Interstellar in 35mm: Egyptian

Opens: November 4

USA | 2014 | 169 Minutes | Christopher Nolan

See it first on 35mm film at SIFF Cinema Egyptian!
One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, the latest epic from Christopher Nolan (Inception) comes to the GIANT screen at the historic Egyptian Theatre in glorious, original 35mm format with Dolby digital sound.

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