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Sat., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 23, 2 p.m. 2017
$7 to $9

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX  77005
713-639-7300
A bleak and forbidden landscape, a hazardous journey, a skilled tracker and promises of wishes come true. No, it's not a lost episode from the Game of Thrones franchise; it's a recently restored Russian sci-fi film that delves into the metaphysical and has even inspired a book. British writer Geoff Dyer was so moved by Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker that he wrote Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room. As the flick unfolds, a writer and a scientist set out to find a mysterious and magical room and hire the Stalker to navigate the menacing terrain of the Zone. Expect two and a half hours of stunning visuals in a post-apocalyptic wasteland as visionary director Tarkovsky leads us through a series of disquieting passages. In Russian with English subtitles, this vintage USSR classic is loosely adapted from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s science-fiction novel Roadside Panic. 7 p.m. September 2, 2 p.m. September 23. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org/films. $7 to $9.

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