Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration)

November 30, 2017 all-day
Row House Cinema
4115 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Row House Cinema
(412) 904-3225

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

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