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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 4K Restoration

Opens on October 6

Director: Philip Kaufman Run Time: 115 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1978

Starring: Brooke Adams, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

A sense of unease grips San Francisco when strange pods arrive from outer space. As psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) and his colleagues investigate, they uncover a terrifying truth—the pods are replacing humans with emotionless duplicates. The city plunges into paranoia and mistrust as the invasion spreads. With their very identities at stake, Dr. Bennell and his friends must stay vigilant, unsure whom they can trust.

More than just a highly effective sci-fi thriller, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) treats contemporary problems of urban paranoia and loss of individuality with intelligence and sensitivity… and ends with one of the most horrifying frames in movie history. Brace yourself for a chilling journey into a world where reality and nightmare collide, and the battle for survival is as much within as it is outside.

About the filmmaker:

Philip Kaufman is a versatile American director and screenwriter who creates provocative films that celebrate the art form. His directorial debut Goldstein (1964) won the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival. His screenplay for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) earned him numerous accolades, including a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award nomination. A four-time Writers Guild Award nominee, Kaufman earned WGA and Directors Guild Award nominations for his adaptation and direction of Tom Wolfe’s bestseller The Right Stuff (1983), which went on to receive eight Academy Awards nominations and win four. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his direction of the HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012), which had its world premiere at Cannes.

Other films written and directed by Kaufman include The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972), Henry & June (1990) and Rising Sun (1993). His other directorial credits are The White Dawn (1974), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Wanderers (1979), Quills (2000), and Twisted (2004). Kaufman’s other writing credits include Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976).

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