This 8-week series of films highlights the dramatic possibilities of altered time and space. In conjunction with the QM’s exhibit, Mundos Alternos, we will explore not only traditional sci-fi, but “alternate worlds” whose characters interact with the supernatural.
Each film is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. He is a member of the Actors Studio, who has appeared in films including The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Confession and Lesser Prophets. He has been presenting the Film Series at the Queens Museum since 1998, and at Manhattan’s 92Y since 2003.
Arrival (2016), directed by Denis Villeneuve, 116 min. When giant spaceships land in 12 locations around the world, a linguist (Amy Adams) is recruited by the military to communicate with the alien life forms. Also starring Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
This film series takes place in the second-floor theater and is free with Queens Museum admission and open to the general public (with a special invitation to older adults).
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