July 21, 2010, 7:00 PM
Summer Film Series
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Based on the science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris has become the most popular of Tarkovsky's works. Cosmonaut Kris Kelvin is dispatched to a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris. The scientists must face the alien intelligence of the ocean-covered planet, which is able to materialize anyone from the past. Kelvin must face his dead wife, and again confront the division between them which drove her to a suicide.
"A towering movie... one of the most thoughtful science fiction epics ever and one of the few worthy successors to 2001"
-David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
This screening is made possible by permission of Kino International, a division of Kino Lorber, Inc.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
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