STARMAN
1984, Sony Repertory, 115 min, USA, Dir: John Carpenter

Oscar-nominated Jeff Bridges delivers a wonderfully offbeat performance as an alien struggling to understand humanity while traveling cross-country with widow Karen Allen - who must cope with the fact that the alien has reincarnated itself in the form of her late husband!


AVATAR (Special Edition)
2009, 20th Century Fox, 171 min, USA, Dir: James Cameron

Director James Cameron reinvents 3-D, science fiction and the Hollywood epic in this film that quickly became the most successful movie of all time upon its release in 2009. Sam Worthington stars as Jake, a paraplegic soldier who operates an "avatar" to explore the biosphere of the planet Pandora, a potential site for mining and corporate exploitation. Before long, Jake falls in love with one of the planet's inhabitants and realizes that preserving Pandora's natural resources is a cause worth fighting for. With Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver.


FAHRENHEIT 451
1966, Universal, 112 min, UK, Dir: François Truffaut

François Truffaut adapts the Ray Bradbury classic with his signature fresh spontaneity and visual ingenuity. Firefighter Guy Montag (Oskar Werner, JULES AND JIM) has the ugly duty of burning books in his dystopian, fearmongering society of the future. When he meets and falls in love with rebellious book hoarder Clarisse (Julie Christie) and is introduced to the brilliance of the confiscated material, Guy begins to question his world’s dictates and must choose to either safely comply or run away - which could bring lethal consequences.


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