Directed by John Carpenter. US. 1984. PG. 115 minutes. Sony. 35mm.
Fri., February 17, 2017
Having conquered the horror genre, no expected John Carpenter to direct a sci-fi love story. After being shot down to Earth, an alien (Jeff Bridges) assumes the human appearance of the recently deceased Scott Hayden. To return home, he abducts Scott’s widow, Jenny (Karen Allen), as a guide. They embark on an adventure that is not only a race against time, but a reflection on human culture and heart. Jeff Bridges, who was nominated for an Academy Award for this role, makes Starman the perfect cinematic Valentine for the month of February. (Bob Trate)