The Man Who Fell to Earth

Thursday, July 18
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2hr 19mins // directed by:Nicolas Roeg // featuring:David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark // DCP // assisted listening

Power, space, time and a visitor.

Crash landing on Earth from his dying planet, an alien humanoid traveling by the name Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) uses his superior intelligence to build a vast business empire. As he takes on, and beats, every US corporation people can only guess his true purpose: to save his dying world from agonizing death from drought. Newton’s ageless fall from grace, as he becomes prey to lust, alcohol, business rivals and the US Government makes The Man Who Fell To Earth not only a bitingly caustic indictment of the modern world but also a poignant commentary on the loneliness of an outsider.

Preceded by a performance by students from the Brookline Music School.


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Brookline Music School seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere; to offer a high standard of comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community; and to serve the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.