E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Director: Steven Spielberg
1982, USA, 114min., PG
Screenwriter: Melissa Mathison
Cast: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton.
Treat yourself to experiencing a brand new 40th Anniversary restoration of Steven Spielberg’s magical vision of humanity’s first contact with an (incredibly appealing) alien life form! It’s hard to believe that this important piece of 80s’ movie culture had deteriorated to a terrible state, but luckily the people who preserve and restore film did an outstanding job. 10-year-old Elliott is suffering from his parents’ divorce when he stumbles upon an alien who was mistakenly left behind by his spaceship. With an open heart, Elliott hides “E.T.” in his garage while discovering his new buddy’s powers, from reviving dead flowers to creating a telekinetic bond with the boy. As government agents close in and E.T.’s health begins to fade, Elliot must do everything he can to get his friend back to his spaceship… “E.T. was–and still is–my most personal film.” – Steven Spielberg.
“Seeing “E.T.” again reminds us how gratified we still are by a film that connects so beautifully to our sense of wonder and joy.” – Kenneth Turan. Los Angeles Times.