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Friday Flix: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape from Earth and return to his home planet.
(PG, 115 min.)

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Friday, September 30, 2022

8:00 PM

Friday Flix in Mother's Backyard is back! Bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs to ensure you are comfy during the movie. Tickets are $6 at the gate. Bring camp chairs or blankets for maximum movie-going comfort. A food truck will be on hand stationed right outside the brewery. Show starts at dusk, so check your almanac. Mother's is located at 215 S Grant.Synopsis: Journey back to the magic and adventure with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the beloved masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg. Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton star in the unforgettable story of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy who helps him find his way home. Digitally remastered for optimal picture and sound, this astounding story is sure to thrill viewers of all ages again with its timeless message of trust, courage, and the overwhelming power of friendship.
[Universal Pictures]

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote
Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre(s): Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Family

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"Spielberg wrote a poem. And all the best movies are poems."

— Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

"It's one modern film worthy of being called a contemporary classic."

— Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"Music for the eyes. That's why it has become a treasured classic. That's why we'll see it again and again."

— Jay Carr, Boston Globe

"If we approach the unfamiliar with fear and apprehension, we will be met with fear and apprehension. But if we approach with sympathy and curiosity, we will be rewarded with same. And our souls, not to mention our bicycles, will soar to the heavens."

— Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

"We now have the distance to see just how close to a flawless and utterly timeless a film Steven Spielberg and his collaborators crafted – one that transcended genres (sci-fi and kids’ movies) to become of one of the greatest and most durable of American movies."

— Lou Lumenick, New York Post

"Spielberg has always demonstrated extraordinary aptitude for filmmaking, but "E.T." is far and away his most satisfying work to date. He knows how to transform the raw material of his childhood into an appealing popular fable. There are sequences that touch you to the quick in mysteriously casual ways."

— Gary Arnold, Washington Post