$6 Tuesday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! Close Encounter of the Third Kind

Grab a drink and let’s go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Tuesday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.

We meet Tuesday evenings to take advantage of their $6 Merry Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we’re shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you’d like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week

CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE THIRD KIND – 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

Steven Spielberg followed Jaws (1975), his first major box-office success, with this epic science fiction adventure about a disparate group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is an electrical lineman who, while sent out on emergency repairs, witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Neary’s wife and children are at first skeptical, then concerned, and eventually fearful, as Roy refuses to accept a “logical” explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his job, his home, and his family to pursue the “truth” about UFOs. Neary’s obsession eventually puts him in contact with others who’ve had close encounters with alien spacecraft, including Jillian (Melinda Dillon), a single mother whose son disappeared during her UFO experience, and Claude Lacombe (celebrated French filmmaker François Truffaut), a French researcher who believes that we can use a musical language to communicate with alien visitors. Lacombe’s theory is put to the test when a band of government researchers and underground UFO enthusiasts (including Neary) join for an exchange with alien visitors near Devil’s Tower, Wyoming. In 1980, a “Special Edition” was released. While its primary selling point was the addition of scenes inside the alien spaceship, Spielberg claimed that he also cleaned up some choppy editing in the second act. 

Director: Steven SpielbergCountry: USAGenre: Drama | Sci-FiYear: 1977Run Time: 02:24:00imdb Score: 7.7/10 (11,761 votes)Language: English | French | Spanish | HindiRating:Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr

“To get to the bottom line with minimum delay, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a terrific movie, with every possibility of equaling the box office popularity of Star Wars.”
Arthur Knight – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Obviously [Spielberg] had a ball with Close Encounters, and his pleasure in tinkertoying it together makes it enjoyable, mildly funny and — in one sequence — even credible.”
Clancy Sigel – THE SPECTATOR

“The story of a cosmic visitation among ordinary folk-turned-obsessives, Spielberg’s masterpiece is that rare blockbuster — at once grown-up, yet full of fairytale, childlike wonder.”
Ali Catterall – TOTAL FILM

AWARDS

Academy Awards 1978
Best Cinematography and Special Achievement Award

BAFTA Awards 1979
Best Production Design/Art Direction

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films 1978
Best Directo and Best Music

David di Donatello Awards 1978
Best Foreign Film

Korean Association of Film Critics Awards 1983
Best Foreign Film

Motion Picture Sound Editors 1978
Best Sound Editing

and more 

FESTIVALS

Cinefest Sudbury Int’l Film Festival 2001

Dublin Horrorthon Film Festival 2007

Digital Film Festival 2010

Leeds Int’l Film Festival 2011

Jameson Cinefest Int’l Film Festival 2014

Mito Short Film Festival 2016

Berlin Int’l Film Festival 2017

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SHOWS DO SELL OUT!!! Living Room Theater has small rooms with assigned seats. It is in your best interest to buy your tickets ahead of time at the Living Room Theater website. There is a $1 surcharge to buy tickets online. http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm ( http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm )

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