New This Week: Touch, a decades-spanning Icelandic romance rated 96% Fresh!

🇨🇿 Sunday July 21 at 7:10pm

This one-night-only screening is part of the series Summer Movie Nights, hosted by the Cinema Society of Kingston. The screening will be introduced by film essayist & Queen’s Film & Media PhD student Dan Simpson, who selected the film.

Admission is $10 (HST included).

A visionary work of Eastern Bloc science fiction, this mesmerizing Czechoslovak adaptation of a novel by Stanisław Lem melds Cold War ideology and utopian futurism into a tour de force of space-age modernism. In the year 2163, a band of astronauts embarks on a fifteen-year voyage deep into outer space, in hopes of discovering life in another galaxy. It’s a perilous journey during which they will confront the wreckage of the twentieth century, the chilling vastness of the cosmos, and their own mortality. A triumph of avant-garde production design that served as a model for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ikarie XB 1—long known internationally only through a mangled and dubbed reedit—is a singular sci-fi landmark that finds both terror and wonder in the unknown.

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Series
Genre
Sci-Fi
Runtime 88 minutes
Rated PG
Directed By Jindřich Polák
Starring Zdeněk Svěrák, Radovan Lukavský, Dana Medřická
Language Czech, Slovak
Country
Czechoslovakia

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Sun, Jul

21
7:10 pm

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