This film screened on Thursday 13th July 2017.
This screening will be introduced by Dr Maria Boyle, microbiologist Trinity College Dublin.
When a US satellite falls from orbit in the New Mexico desert all but two inhabitants of a nearby town die mysteriously. A team of scientists are recruited to secure the satellite and study it in a hermetically sealed high-tech facility five stories underground, uncovering microscopic particles of alien origin in the process.
Based on Michael Crichton’s 1969 novel of the same name, Robert Wise’s brilliantly conceived sci-fi suspense film foregrounds procedural fact gathering over conventional shock tactics as the true nature of the alien virus is teasingly revealed.
This screening is part of the Dark Skies: A Festival of Science Fast and Fiction season which runs July 13th to 16th 2017. Click here for more information.