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Albany FilmFest Presents: ARRIVAL (2016)

  • Albany Library 1247 Marin Avenue Albany, CA, 94706 United States (map)

WHEN: Tuesday, August 29, 7pm

WHERE: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany CA


94% fresh! Rotten Tomatoes
Awards: 56 wins and 242 nominations

Take a break from the news and join us for a voyage into other dimensions as linguistics professor Louise Banks struggles to interpret the language of alien visitors to answer a puzzling question: Why are they here?

Kenneth Turan's LA TImes review calls Arrival "simultaneously old and new, revisiting many of these alien-invasion conventions but with unexpected intelligence, visual style and heart." And the NY Post's Sara Stewart says, "Arrival makes a moving case that we've only scratched the surface of what we think is possible -- and what we define as intelligence."

Thinking person's sci-fi, affecting emotion, and a wonderful performance from award winner Amy Adams. Also starring Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whittaker. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. (1hr 56 min, PG-13)

Co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library, and Albany Parks and Recreation. This film is rated PG-13.