The Man Who Fell to Earth


The Man Who Fell to Earth
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
(UK, 1976)

Presented in 35mm CinemaScope

The Man Who Fell to Earth is a daring exploration of science fiction as an art form. Rock legend David Bowie, in his acting debut, completely embodies the title role, while Candy Clark, Buck Henry, and Rip Torn turn in pitch-perfect supporting performances.

Nicolas Roeg’s visual tour de force about an alien on an elaborate rescue mission offers an adventurous examination of alienation in contemporary life. Filled with stunning imagery, Roeg’s hallucinatory, uncompromising production is a meditative exploration of humankind’s culture, values, and desires.

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Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Directed by Nicolas Roeg
(UK, 1976, 140 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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