Peter Hyams, as both director and author, has worked out his tall tale with considerable style and brio.
--Arthur Schlesinger, Saturday Review
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Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

40th Anniversary
Sunday, March 18th at Ahrya Fine Arts at 3:15 PM

In the paranoia-soaked atmosphere of the 1970s, more than a few cynics wondered if the celebrated moon landing of 1969 could have been faked. This ingenious sci-fi thriller written and directed by Peter Hyams plays with that premise, imagining a journey to Mars that is fabricated for the TV cameras in order to stir up patriotic fervor. But then an intrepid journalist (Elliott Gould) begins to investigate, and he and the three hapless astronauts find themselves in jeopardy as government bigwigs try to prevent them from exposing the truth. In addition to Gould, the cast includes James Brolin, Sam Waterston, Karen Black, Telly Savalas, and Brenda Vaccaro, with Hal Holbrook as the conniving villain. Leonard Maltin praised the film: “Lots of great chases punctuated by Hyams’ witty dialogue.” This screening will be followed by a Q & A with Hyams, the director of other sci-fi movies Outland, 2010, and Timecop, Elliott Gould, the Oscar-nominated star of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, MASH, and The Long Goodbye, and James Brolin, whose storied career includes roles in films such as Westworld, Gas Food Lodging, Traffic, Catch Me If You Can and Emmy-winning turns in his breakthrough series, Marcus Welby M.D., and the series Hotel, The West Wing, the TV movie The Reagans, and the current series Life in Pieces.

(March 18 at 3:15 PM).

Format: Blu-ray (Unavailable on 35mm or DCP)

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 3.18.18 - 3.18.18
Rated PG
Genre: Action, Anniversary Classics, Thriller
Runtime: 123 min
Language: English