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The Man Who Fell To Earth + Mark Cousins Video Essay

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We are delighted that filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins (The Story of Film) has created an exclusive video essay discussing his love of the films of Nicolas Roeg for this screening.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his landmark horror film Don't Look Now, Riverside Studios, across the weekends of February 2023, will host a season of striking films all directed by the inimitable British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, with screenings introduced by critics and filmmakers who have been moved and inspired by these unique creations.

NICOLAS ROEG- HAUNTING MEMORIES season programmed by William Reiss.


"Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 sci-fi story about an intergalactic visitor, played by David Bowie, is more preposterous – and moving – than the first time around" -The Guardian ★★★★★

Nicolas Roeg directs this classic 1970s sci-fi drama in which David Bowie stars as an alien who arrives on Earth in search of water to save his own dying planet. Assuming the name Thomas Jerome Newton, he soon forms a lucrative partnership with patent attorney Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry) by creating revolutionary products. As their business develops into a hugely successful financial empire, Thomas plans to use the profits to build a ship that will return him to his home world. However, while he waits for his ship to be ready, he begins to fall prey to earthly pleasures and failings...

Rating Information:
Strong sex, nudity
Run time:
139 mins
Year of release:
Park Circus
Nicolas Roeg
David Bowie, Captain James Lovell, Peter Prouse, Albert Nelson, Richard Breeding, Lilybelle Crawford, Adrienne Larussa, Buck Henry, Candy Clark, Rip Torn, Hitary Holland, Linda Hutton, Tony Mascia, Rick Riccardo, Jackson D. Kane, Bernie Casey
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