How to describe the impact of this story of an everyday guy (Richard Dreyfuss) whose life would never be the same after an encounter with a UFO? In 1977, the New York Times put it this way: “Steven Spielberg’s giant, spectacular Close Encounters of the Third Kind…is the best—the most elaborate—1950s science fiction movie ever made, a work that borrows its narrative shape and its concerns from those earlier films, but enhances them with what looks like the latest developments in movie and space technology.” And we’re showing the director’s cut: a re-edit of the original version with the addition of some elements from the 1980 special edition.
Presented on a 4K restored DCP courtesy of Sony Pictures Repertory.
Part of Anniversary Screenings for JBFC Members! Members, use your promo code for a free ticket/s!