Perspectives Film Festival 2016: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (Rating TBA)
NOTE: As there are limited tickets, please be fair to other members by making sure you can attend before you RSVP. Please also inform us if you cannot make it and we will cancel your RSVP. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The Singapore Film Society is proud to support Perspectives Film Festival with a special selection of four titles from their programme for SFS members to enjoy.
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
Dir. Nicolas Roeg
1976 | UK | Drama/Sci-Fi | 139 mins | DCP | In English | Rating TBA
Official Selection - Nominee Golden Berlin Bear (Berlin International Film Festival)
Extraterrestrial Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) crash lands onto Earth in search of water to save his home planet suffering from a severe drought. With his knowledge in advanced technology, Thomas creates profitable inventions and amasses great wealth in order to devise a method to transport the water to his planet. Thomas’ work is affected when he falls in love with a hotel maid Mary-Lou (Candy Clark) and hires a dubious man Nathan Bryce (Rip Torn).
The Man Who Fell to Earth was Roeg’s first attempt at science-fiction. He displays his characteristic avant-garde editing style where scenes intercut with seemingly unrelated events. The film is packed with dreamlike sequences and a striking soundtrack by Japanese composer Stomu Yamashta. Yamashta blended his progressive-tinged brand of world music and electronic soundscapes with whale songs by Desmond Briscoe, making the film both a visual and an aural treat. Based on the 1963 novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth” by Walter Tevis, Roeg’s film brought to life a unique vision that interwove art with science-fiction.
The film was also the late Bowie’s debut as the film lead. He considered the film a transitional point in his life, kick-starting his acting career. The New Yorker hailed Bowie for his enigmatic turn as an alien uncomfortable in his own skin, calling him “the modern version of the James Dean lost-boy myth”. Bowie sadly passed away earlier in 2016, aged 69, after battling cancer for 18 months. This year marks the film’s 40th anniversary and we celebrate this milestone with a special digital restoration.
For Peatix RSVPs, please be reminded to collect your tickets at our booth at the venue from 6:30-7:00pm. SFS reserves the right to release uncollected tickets to walk-in members who do not have a ticket after 7:00pm.
Admission for SFS members with valid Individual Membership or Reel Card. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel Card. Non-members may sign up online or at our booth. No tickets will be sold. Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time at the venue.
By signing up for a membership with the Singapore Film Society (SFS), you consent to having your Personal information collected. The Personal Information collected is for the purposes of membership management and to enable us to meet your needs as a member. SFS will not intentionally disclose individually identifiable personal information about our members to any third party without receiving the member’s consent. Your personal information may be stored with SFS service provider(s) under obligations of confidentiality solely of data processing/storage in relation to membership management.
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
- National Museum of Singapore (Gallery Theatre)
RSVP - SFS Member/Reel
FULL RSVP - SFS Reel Card holder + 1 guest FULL RSVP - SFS Reel Card holder + 2 guests FULL Sign up for SFS membership
(12 months) - Inclusive of
SOLD OUT $93.71 Sign up for SFS membership
(Concession 12 months) -
Inclusive of processing fees
SOLD OUT $62.81 Sign up for SFS Reel Card
($90) - Inclusive of
SOLD OUT $93.71 Sign up for SFS Reel Card
($50) - Inclusive of
SOLD OUT $52.51
- Venue Address
- 93 Stamford Road, 178897 Singapore
Singapore Film Society1,187 Followers