Arrival – Wed, Nov. 9 @ 7:30p
(Free Sneak Peak!)
Certain to thrill mainstream moviegoers, cinephiles, sci-fi fans, and linguistics nerds alike, Arrival challenges the notion that technology improves our ability to communicate by focusing on the fundamentals. Dir. Denis Villeneuve (Enemy, Prisoners) finds excitement in the details, crafting an atmosphere where dissecting the various components and interpretations of a sentence is as gripping as the first sight of aliens. Aided by Bradford Young’s arresting cinematography, Jóhann Jóhannsson’s captivating score, and long-time collaborator Patrice Vermette’s minimalist production design, Villeneuve shows masterful control over tone as he creates palpable tension that quietly builds to the film’s powerful conclusion. At once beautiful and haunting, Arrival is an alien movie that is fundamentally human. – TIFF
Dir. Denis Villeneuve, 2016, DCP, 116 min.