The Day the Earth Stood Still
- Wednesday, September 7, 2011 7:00 p.m.
In one of the most revered science-fiction films of all time, an alien (Klaatu) and his massive metal robot (Gort) land on Earth, bringing a message to the representatives of all nations. In a dramatic failure of diplomacy, a soldier with an itchy trigger finger shoots Gort and the robot replies with deadly force. Klaatu decides to blend in with the populace to learn more about humans, and when he is discovered, reveals his message to the world. The Hollywood Foreign Press Associaton gave the filmmakers a special Golden Globe Award for “promoting international understanding,” and the film was recognized by the American Film Institute in 2008 as one of the top ten science-fiction films of all time. Starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal. (35mm)