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From the earliest days of the cinema film-makers have tackled questions to do with extraterrestrial life. By the early 1950s, the alien invasion was in full force, and extraterrestrials are now central to much contemporary film-making, with the aliens ranging from the benign to the profoundly threatening. Bring on the Extraterrestrials explores how filmmakers at various periods and from different perspectives, have explored questions about the existence, nature, and significance of extraterrestrial life. By engaging with the truly alien in the company of these film-makers we thereby sharpen our sense of what it means to be truly human.
Curated by Robert Smith.