SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 10:30 AM (EARLY START);
MONDAY, AUGUST 7 7 PM;
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 9 PM.
“After a strange meteorite hits the earth, the region where it fell is sealed off; known as the Zone, it is believed to have magical powers that can grant the most secret wishes of those who enter it, but it can be penetrated only illegally and with special guides. One such guide, the stalker of the title, leads a writer and a professor through the grimiest litter of industrial waste that you’ve ever seen to reach the Zone’s epiphany. What they find is pretty harsh and it has none of the usual satisfactions of SF quests. But…you may be mesmerized nonetheless…” (Jonathan Rosenbaum)
1979 Andrei Tarkovsky 1.33:1 Color/bw DCP 163 min. In Russian with English subtitles.