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Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker


March 20, 2013

Please join us on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. for Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker (1979, 163 min) in the first floor corner room of Mid-Manhattan Library.

This film is part of the series Three Auteurs of World Cinema. All screenings are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Stalker is a 1979 science fiction art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a screenplay written by brothers Boris and Arkady Strugatsky who roughly adapted the screenplay from their 1972 novel Roadside Picnic. It depicts an expedition led by the Stalker who is hired to bring his two clients to a site known as the Zone, which has the supposed potential to fulfill a person's innermost desires. The book and film also heavily influenced the mechanics and atmosphere of the video game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (released by Ukranian developer GSC Game World in 2007) as well as its sequels Clear Skies (2008) and Call of Pripiyat (2010).

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