One of the all-time great works of science fiction, Steven Spielberg’s fourth feature contemplates the possibility of life beyond Earth with a singular blend of awe, wonder, and fear. When UFOs appear in Muncie, Indiana, electrician Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) starts to have strange visions that are somehow connected with these interstellar visitors; meanwhile, the United Nations convenes a group of experts (including French scientist Claude Lacombe, unforgettably portrayed by François Truffaut) to investigate the UFOs and attempt to decipher what, if anything, the extraterrestrials are trying to tell us. Among the signature triumphs of Spielbeg’s oeuvre, Close Encounters features some of cinema’s most indelible images and visionarily imagines that which exists beyond human understanding.