The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

6:15pm - Monday, Jan 8, 2018

"Well I'm not a scientist... But I know all things begin and end in eternity."

Join us on Monday, January 8 as we toast, honour, celebrate and remember David Bowie, a man whose genius encompassed the worlds of music, fashion, the visual arts, and cinema - on his birthday.

In 1976, Bowie made his feature film debut with his iconic performance in Nicolas Roeg's THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. The film is classic 70s sci-fi - but with a rock star twist. Originally cut by 20 minutes in its 1976 US release, this recently remastered anniversary presentation is the complete version, and serves as a stunning reminder of Roeg's own status and influence within the sci-fi genre.

Adapted from Walter Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name, a perfectly cast young David Bowie stars as Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou (Candy Clark), a girl who falls in love with him. However, Thomas does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business hereā€¦ on Earth. Also starring Rip Torn, Buck Henry, and Bernie Casey.

"Filled with stunning imagery, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH is a calm, meditative film that profoundly explores our culture's values and desires." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"There are moments here that approach the sublime." (Time Out)

"Conveying a (sur) real sense of what sex, religion and TV would look like through alien eyes, it's ambitious, artful and unique." (Total Film)

Monday, January 8
Doors 5:45 | Movie 6:15 pm

Advance tickets $12 | $14 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (Nicolas Roeg, 1976 / 139 mins) | A space alien crash lands on Earth, seeking help for his drought-stricken planet. By securing patents to advanced technology, he becomes a fabulously wealthy industrialist. However, money and its attendant decadence ultimately exert a stronger gravitational pull.

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