Moscow Film Society: Stalker
Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM
“A tangled knot of memories, fears, fantasies, nightmares, paradoxical impulses, and a yearning for something that’s simultaneously beyond our reach and yet intrinsic to every one of us.”
— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
Moscow Film Society presents STALKER as part of their Natural Light series, showcasing transcendent cinematography from the 70s. Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a professor 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. Tarkovsky created an immersive world with a wealth of material detail and a sense of organic atmosphere. A religious allegory, a reflection of contemporaneous political anxieties, a meditation on film itself—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.
Rated: Not Rated | 2 hr 41 min | Tickets: $8 Adult or Film Pass
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