19 March 2024

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (35mm)

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Still from E.T. showing E.T. with a glowing finger raised

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)

G | 115 Mins | 1982 | 35mm | US | D: Steven Spielberg

Young Elliott (Henry Thomas) discovers and befriends a stranded alien, hiding ‘E.T.’ in his suburban California house with the help of his siblings (Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore). Elliott and E.T. form a special connection before the gentle alien falls gravely ill and government agents intervene.

This smash hit from Steven Spielberg won a raft of Academy Awards, including Best Original Score (John Williams), Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing. One of the most enduring and beloved family films of the 20th century, E.T. has captured hearts for decades.

‘Captivating, endearingly optimistic and magical’ – Variety

Presented on 35mm film prints from the NFSA collection.

The details

What: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial screening
When: Thursday 18 April at 1pm
Where: NFSA Canberra (Arc Cinema)
Cost: $10–12. Book tickets

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