Past Film/Video

The Day the Earth Stood Still

(Robert Wise, 1951)

New restoration

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)

Film still of an android shooting a laser beam out its eyes

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

Full-color promotional movie poster

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

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

 

SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS

Huntington Bank

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

The Day the Earth Stood Still