Irish Film Institute -IFI FAMILY: EXPLORERS


Director: Joe Dante

109mins, USA, 1985, 35mm

This film screened 30th October 2016.

This classic sci-fi from Joe Dante features a young Ethan Hawke who plays Ben, a teenager obsessed with aliens and 1950s sci-fi films. He has a recurring dream about a blueprint and he awakens one day with it so clear in his head that he draws it and uses it to invent a giant circuit board with the help of an Apple 11 computer.

Together with his pals, including River Phoenix as Wolfgang, they set out to build a space ship from old bits of washing machines, TV’s and other junk, which will take them to the alien planet.

Tickets: €4.80 per person, €14.40 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children, 1 adult + 3 children).

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