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The mega-popular Science on Screen series at the Coolidge Corner Theatre continues in November with the science fiction classic "The Man Who Fell to Earth."

"The Man Who Fell to Earth" is a daring exploration of science fiction as an art form. The story of an alien on an elaborate rescue mission provides the launching pad for Nicolas Roeg’s visual tour de force, an adventurous examination of alienation in contemporary life. Rock legend David Bowie, in his acting debut, completely embodies the title role, while Candy Clark, Buck Henry, and Rip Torn turn in pitch-perfect supporting performances. For this special presentation we will screen the Criterion Collection's newly restored, uncut version of the film featuring nearly twenty minutes of crucial scenes and details.

More than just trippy sci-fi, Roeg's film is highly provocative allegory which raises myriad issues about the outsider's experience in modern Western culture. Joining us before the film to discuss some of these issues is Robert P. Weller, professor and chair of the anthropology department at Boston University.

Tickets are available in advance at the box office or online at www.coolidge.org/science, or can be purchased the evening of the event. For more information, call 617/734-2500 or visit www.coolidge.org/science.

Official Website: http://www.coolidge.org/science

Added by lonescribe on November 10, 2007

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