Tarkovsky Sci-Fi

Thursday, September 14 | 7 pm

Saturday, September 16 | 7 pm

Mysterious transmissions are being received from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. Psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to the distant colony where he soon encounters the same strange phenomena that have been afflicting the Solaris crew. Based on the famed novel by Polish science-fiction writer Stanisław Lem, and directed by master Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (Andrei Rublev) in his signature contemplative style, this legendary cult classic explores the deepest recesses of human consciousness, while challenging our notions of love, truth, and the nature of humanity itself. Tarkovsky made Solaris during the height of the Cold War as a response to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey—a film that Tarkovsky despised, despite the similarities of the two directors’ monumental visions, and the transcendental and hallucinatory experiences that both epics provide. Solaris, like Kubrick’s film before it, demands to be seen on the biggest of screens.

Director Andrei Tarkovsky | 1972 | In Russian and German with English Subtitles | 167 minutes | PG | DCP

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