August 16th, 2017 by PRatt
October 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

(USSR, 1979) Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Screenplay by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, based on their novel. Cast: Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko, Alisa Freindlich.

This past spring, cinephiles were ecstatic to learn that Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 science fiction masterpiece was undergoing a new digital 4K Ultra HD restoration! After a soldout run at the Lincoln Center Film Society, Stalker can be experienced in all its visual wonder at Cinestudio! This provocative and prophetic fable (made 7 years before Chernobyl) opens as a remote Russian village is destroyed by something falling from the sky. For the curious and spiritually searching, access to The Zone is allowed only when guided by a ‘stalker,’ who can lead them to The Room where secret wishes and desires can be granted… “My function is to make whoever sees my films aware of the need to love and to give love, and of the beauty that is summoning them.” – Andrei Tarkovsky (Solaris, Nostalghia). 161 min
“Tarkovsky is Soviet cinema’s one genius and its most honest voice.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times. (Yes, it even has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!)

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