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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Rated PG

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Dir. Stephen Speilberg. 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 University of Oxford Professor of Physics Raymond Pierrehumbert and 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


Wednesday 18 October: 17:45
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