http://www.brattlefilm.org/2017/06/30/stalker-7/#tickets Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Premiere Engagement! New Digital Restoration!
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—STALKER envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.
(1979) dir Andrei Tarkovsky w/Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko [161 min; DCP]