Running time: 133 minutes
Director: NIcolas Roeg with David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark.
David Bowie cemented his unearthly persona in Nicolas Roeg's startling cult film; playing an alien stranded on Earth while on a mission to find water for his own world, he initiates a plan to amass a fortune to help save his home planet.
Perfectly cast in a role that suits his aloof acting style, Bowie portrays the alien as a detached observer of human folly, decadently devouring 1970s culture on multiple television sets. But it's Nicolas Roeg's direction that defines The Man Who Fell to Earth as a cult sci-fi classic, in a film full of startling compositions, inspired editing and a warped alien's perspective of 20th century insanity.
Monday 16 February 2015 | 19:00
Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University.
£6.60, concessions £4.50, Friends of Peninsula Arts free.