The Film Society of Lincoln Center is screening a new digital restoration of Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 science fiction masterpiece. Twenty years ago a falling object decimated a provincial Russian town, and those who later went near the crash site— now known as The Zone— disappeared. Access is strictly prohibited, but outsiders can still get in with the help of a "stalker." Inside The Zone is The Room, within which secret wishes can be granted. Based on the novel Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky brothers, Stalker is a visually extraordinary and philosophically provocative fable about the limits of knowledge— personal, scientific, and spiritual.
Opening May 5th at Lincoln Center. New digital restoration by Mosfilm. A Janus Films release.