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“The Thing From Another World” at BYU film series Oct. 23

“The Thing From Another World,” the 1950s science fiction thriller, will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but early arrival is encouraged as seating is limited. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium, and children ages 8 and older are welcome. BYU dress standards apply.

“The Thing From Another World,” called “the best science fiction film ever made” by novelist Michael Crichton, was produced by Howard Hawks and concerns an alien spacecraft that crashes in an ice field releasing a “thing” — played by a young James Arness — that terrorizes the inhabitants of a research station at the North Pole. This film quickly became a staple of this new genre and has since become one of the pillars of 1950s cinema.

BYU curator James V. D’Arc will introduce the film.

The screening is part of the continuing BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, co-sponsored by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the Friends of the Harold B. Lee Library and Dennis and Linda Gibson. All films in the series are shown from original film prints.

For a complete film series schedule, visit sc.lib.byu.edu. For more information, contact James D’Arc at james_darc@byu.edu or (801) 422-6371.

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