Experience the mysteries and revelations of Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 science-fiction masterpiece, which made box-office history at Film at Lincoln Center following its re-release in 2017. Decades ago, a falling object decimated a provincial Russian town, and those who later went near the crash site—now known as The Zone—disappeared. Access is strictly prohibited, but outsiders can still get in with the help of a “stalker.” Inside The Zone is The Room, within which secret wishes can be granted. Based on the novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Stalker is a visually extraordinary and philosophically provocative fable about the limits of knowledge—personal, scientific, and spiritual. Restored by Mosfilm from a 2K scan of the original negative.


This screening is part of our free weekly double features this summer to celebrate Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th anniversary. If you are interested in attending, please register (starting June 15) so we can monitor capacity. Free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to each screening. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

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