In Steven Spielberg’s award-winning sci-fi classic, civilians and government officials alike are inexplicably drawn together following encounters with extraterrestrial lifeforms and attempt to find the meaning behind their experiences. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Bob Balaban. 135 min.
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Bob Balaban is an actor, director, and Academy Award-nominated producer for his work on the film Gosford Park. He is also the author of Spielberg, Truffaut & Me: An Actor’s Diary, a memoir recounting his time as an actor in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Susan Lacy is the creator and former executive producer of American Masters. Now, as an independent filmmaker, her company Pentimento Productions is currently working on documentaries about Steven Spielberg and Jane Fonda as part of a multi-picture exclusive deal with HBO.
General Admission: $14 ($12 Members)
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets available at GuildHall.org; Box Office; 631.324.4050; Theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111.
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available