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Ajyal Film Festival 2018

All Films

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)

Special Screening

Steven Spielberg / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 1982 / 115 min / Colour / HDCAM
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Family Friendly, Adventure
N/A
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.

Screenings

  • Fri, Nov 23, 09:00 PM, Sony Open-Air Cinema (K-SOAC)
    Free screening

Synopsis

One of the most enduringly popular films ever made, Steven Spielberg’s ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ was a runaway box-office hit when it first hit the big screen in 1982, and was the world’s top-grossing film for a decade. When he is accidentally abandoned on Earth, an alien scientist from another world takes refuge in a suburban home, where he is protected from meddling government agencies by Elliott and his siblings. Dubbed ‘E.T.’ by the youngsters, the alien soon discovers that he cannot stay alive in Earth’s atmosphere, so with some low-tech assistance from his new friends, he sets out to create a device that will allow him to contact his spaceship and go home. Thirty years after its release, this endearing story of a very special intergalactic friendship retains all of its heartfelt charm.

About the Directors

Born in 1946 and a household name since the release of his fourth feature, ‘Jaws’, in 1975, Steven Spielberg has been a key player in the cinema of the last three decades. Key films include ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ (1977), ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (1981), ‘The Color Purple’ (1985), ‘Schindler’s List’ (1993), ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998), ‘Minority Report’ (2002) and ‘War Horse’ (2011). His latest film, ‘Lincoln’, recently opened in the US.

Credits

Director
Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter
Melissa Mathison
Producer
Kathleen Kennedy, Melissa Mathison, Steven Spielberg
Editor
Carol Littleton
Music
John Williams
Cinematographer
Allen Daviau
Cast
Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton

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