The Man Who Fell to Earth

“….Taking only the bare bones of Walter Tevis’s comparatively straightforward sci-fi novel, visionary British director Nicolas Roeg creates something far more slippery and elliptical, a film as much about the fading of the counterculture, wealth-induced apathy and the contagiousness of American culture as anything intergalactic. Bowie’s performance is riveting, drawing on his history of mime to play a man who is almost, but not quite, one of us. Candy Clark, as Newton’s long-suffering drudge Mary Lou, is perhaps even better, a mascara-streaked mess of misguided empathy and fading hope….” (Tom Huddleston, Time Out)

1976 Dir. Nicolas Roeg 2.35:1 Color dcp 139 min.