STALKER

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First show: October 30

Man standing in a room of small sandy hills

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.

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. 1979. Soviet Union. 161 min. Russian with English subtitles.



This film is part of Don’t Open it! Possession and other Eastern European Nightmares.


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STALKER: Upcoming Showtimes
October 306:15 PMBig Roxie
October 313:30 PMBig Roxie