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The Day the Earth Stood Still

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The Day the Earth Stood Still, image courtesy of 20th Century Fox
The Day the Earth Stood Still, image courtesy of 20th Century Fox
The Day the Earth Stood Still, image courtesy of 20th Century Fox
The Day the Earth Stood Still

(Robert Wise, 1951)

New restoration

Tue, July 11, 2017 1:30 PM

The Day the Earth Stood Still remains one of the definitive American sci-fi classics for its mix of alien invasions and cultural commentary. The soft-spoken Klaatu and his robot Gort emerge from a spaceship that’s landed next to the White House, sending Washington DC into a panic. World leaders are suspicious of Klaatu’s “I come in peace” message, and the shooting begins. Once healed, Klaatu has to go undercover as a human to continue his work. (92 mins., 4K DCP)