Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Cableman Roy Neary is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain-like image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting severe strain on his marriage. Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military vehicles that went missing decades ago suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere. Roy and the agents both follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.

 

Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, this film stars Richard Dreyfuss and Teri Garr.


Release Date: 1977

Run time: 2h 15m

MPAA rating: PG

Screening format: DCP, Digitally Remastered

 

This film is part of the BCT’s Summer Sci-Fi Series. As with all films at the BCT, costumes are encouraged!

 

July 12 - Back to the Future (1985)

July 26 – 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

August 9 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

August 23 – The Matrix (1999)

 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind