Deep within the Zone—a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape—lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the profoundest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach the room, a scientist and a writer approach the Stalker, one of the few trackers able to navigate the Zone’s menacing terrain, and begin a dangerous trek into the unknown. A stunning new digital restoration showcases the painstaking attention to detail that characterizes this visually astonishing epic.

An appreciation of “Stalker”

• The meaning and making of the film

• More praise for the sci-fi classic

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The September 2 screening of “Stalker” was canceled because of the weather. Guests may exchange their tickets for a future film screening, request a refund, or donate the value of the tickets to the MFAH. Please e-mail for assistance.

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Andrei Tarkovsky
Russian with English subtitles
Running Time
151 minutes
Digital, Color