Signature Program

STALKER

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Russia, 1979, 2h 43min, DCP, In Russian with English subtitles.

Signature Program

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752

Showtimes

Sun, Aug 5

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s newly restored 1979 masterpiece STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—STALKER envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

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