Tarkovsky’s Stalker Playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center will be screening Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker July 29-Aug 2.

From the Gene Siskel Film Center:
STALKER
1979, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR, 163 min.
With Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsin

We present a 35mm print, specially imported from Russia, of Tarkovsky’s visionary blend of science fiction, philosophy, and poetry. Stalker centers on a Bermuda-Triangle-like region known as the Zone, created by the impact of a mysterious extraterrestrial object. An eerie hybrid of industrial wasteland and primeval forest, where mirages and mind-bending traps await the unwary traveler, the Zone has been placed off-limits, but guides known as Stalkers have special mentalist powers that enable them to lead illegal expeditions into its interior. Stalker is the story of one such expedition, in which a guide leads a writer and a scientist in search of a Room which, it is rumored, has the power to grant one’s innermost desires. In Russian with English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of Seagull Films.

Showtimes

Fri, Jul 29th at 7:45pm
Sat, Jul 30th at 7:30pm
Tue, Aug 2nd at 6:30pm

For more information visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/stalker.

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