Note: This screening will take place at the Francesca Beale Theater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

This mid-century sci-fi classic was produced on a famously small budget with minimal practical effects, yet sixty-plus years later it retains its power to thrill and chill young and older audiences alike. A near-palpable sense of uncanny dread looms over the story of Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy), a young doctor who gradually discovers that the inhabitants of his sleepy California town are being replaced with mysteriously inhuman replicates. Adapted from a serialized novel, Siegel’s film would spawn several Hollywood remakes over the decades—a testament to its enduring legacy as an influential landmark. Ages 11 and up