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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Rated PG

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Dir. Steven Spielberg. USA, 1977. 2h 17m. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling.

An electrical lineman encounters a UFO on a deserted road whilst investigating a large-scale power outage and becomes obsessed with making contact. As he gets closer to discovering the truth, his erratic behaviour continues to push his family further away. A stunning 40th anniversary re-issue of Stephen Spielberg’s spectacular sci-fi epic.

The film will be followed by an expert talk by Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert (Halley Professor of Physics, University of Oxford) and Professor Janet Pierrehumbert (Professor of Language Modeling, University of Oxford) on the subject of potential life and communication from space.. The discussion will be chaired by Science Oxford.

'Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece may be the nearest thing he created to an old-fashioned epic' ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

'Years ahead of it's time in terms of SFX, it's a masterpiece of wide-eyed whimsy.' ★★★★★ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine


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