Chauncey Thu, Sep 2 7:45 PM
Series Info
Series:FilmScene in the Park
Film Info
Runtime:115 minutes
Director:Steven Spielberg
Year Released:1982
Production Country:USA


Presented in partnership with The Iowa City Johnson County Senior Center to celebrate the 40th anniversary

Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is a presenting partner for all films in the inaugural season

Inaugural year design, engineering and construction support from RDG Planning & Design, Raker Rhodes Engineering and McComas Lacina Construction

"One of the greatest films ever made." —Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies

"A sublime modern fairy tale, a movie that, if anything, looks subtler, darker, and more intimate now than it did when originally released."—Owen Gleiberman, Variety

The thrilling, deeply moving story of the special friendship that develops between Elliot, a lonely young boy living in a suburban California community, and a wise, benevolent visitor from another planet who becomes stranded on Earth. As Elliot attempts to help his extra-terrestrial friend contact his home planet so that he might be rescued, they must elude scientists and government agents determined to apprehend the alien for their own purposes...which results in an adventure greater than anything either of them could have imagined.