The man who fell to Earth
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Running time: 133 minutes

Certificate: 18

Language: English 

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.

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