Part of Invasion!
When 12 identical spaceships mysteriously land in various locations across the Earth’s atmosphere, nations across the world struggle to make a successful encounter with the life forces inside them. Desperate to make contact, the U.S. Intelligence Task Force enlist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), an ordinary linguistics professor, to help them communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. After the word “weapon” is discovered during an inscription translation, global leaders must determine if these aliens are friends or foe in time to prevent an imminent world war.
Derived from a short story from the brilliant mind of Ted Chiang, ARRIVAL is a visual and sonic cinematic feast. Recipient of eight Academy Award nominations, this film was created to be experienced on the biggest screen a viewer has access to.
“Like all the best sci-fi, it has something pertinent to say about today’s world; particularly about the importance of communication, and how we need to transcend cultural divides and misconceptions if we’re to survive as a species.” —Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine “Such a beautiful and thought-provoking film that it almost single-handedly makes up for every bad aliens-coming-to-Earth film you’ve ever seen… ARRIVAL may deal with the idea of alien outsiders, but it’s much more an internal — and excellent — exploration of ourselves.” —Brian Truitt, USA Today “How refreshing to watch an alien contact movie in which no cities are destroyed or monuments toppled, and no adversarial squabbling distracts the human team from the challenges of their complex interspecies encounter. Anchored by an internalized performance from Amy Adams rich in emotional depth, this is a grownup sci-fi drama that sustains fear and tension while striking affecting chords on love and loss.” —David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter