They Came From Outer Space: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

USA | 1977 | 137 min. | Steven Spielberg

Now Playing - Sep 30, 2023

They Came From Outer Space

Mysterious UFO sightings ignite a global phenomenon. As ordinary lives are touched by extraordinary events, one man's obsession with deciphering the alien message leads him on a transformative journey of discovery and connection beyond the stars. Presented in 4k.

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In the iconic sci-fi masterpiece Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), a life-changing event unfolds when a series of mysterious UFO sightings spark intrigue and fear worldwide. As electrician Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) becomes obsessed with deciphering the extraterrestrial messages, he embarks on a quest that leads him to a life-altering encounter with alien beings. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this visually stunning and emotionally resonant film captures the awe and wonder of human curiosity, the power of communication beyond language, and the unyielding quest to connect with the unknown. Fueled by John Williams' evocative score, Close Encounters of the Third Kind remains an enduring cinematic classic, captivating audiences and inspiring generations with its enduring message of hope and unity among the stars.

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Principal Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, François Truffaut, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1977
  • Running Time: 137 min.
  • Producer: Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips
  • Screenplay: Steven Spielberg
  • Cinematographers: Vilmos Zsigmond
  • Editors: Michael Kahn
  • Music: John Williams
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: Sony Pictures Repertory