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November 14    Denver, CO    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA SLOANS LAKE

November 24    Astoria, NY    MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
Rialto Pictures 20th Anniversary Screening

January 11    Bloomington, IN    INDIANA UNIVERSITY CINEMA

The Man Who Fell to Earth Play Dates

Illustration by Keiko Kimura

About

United Kingdom, 1976
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Producer: Michael Deeley, Barry Spikings
Cast: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry
Screenwriter: Paul Mayersberg
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis
Cinematography: Anthony Richmond, B.S.C
Music: John Phillips
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama
Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Panavision)
Language: English
Running Time: 140 minutes

Synopsis:
Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) crashes to Earth and immediately registers a series of world-changing patents in an effort to return to his parched planet and dying family. But will the authorities let him go?
 

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Science fiction drama, Western, love story, metaphysical mystery, and satire of modern America."
— Graham Fuller

"ABSORBING AND BEAUTIFUL!"
— Richard Eder, The New York Times

"A science fiction film without science, a terrestrial space opera minus matte shots, models, or pyrotechnics that leaves us not wondering at the stars but grieving for ourselves."
— Robert Lloyd

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