Screen/Society--Special Event--Tarkovsky's "STALKER" - ultra rare 35mm screening of the classic film!
(Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, 160 min, Soviet Union, in Russian w/ subtitles, Color, 35mm)
A powerful and haunting sci-fi parable imbued by Tarkovsky with a multi-layered visual resonance and, despite its stately pace, raw emotional impact. Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife's numerous objections, a man rises in the dead of night: he's a stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into the Zone to the Room, a place where one's secret hopes come true. That night, he takes two people into the Zone: a popular writer who is burned out, cynical, and questioning his genius; and a quiet scientist more concerned about his knapsack than the journey.
-- Received a special award, the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival
-- Don't miss this rare opportunity to view the visually unforgettable classic of world cinema in its original 35mm format!
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and the Duke University Center for International Studies (DUCIS)