Film (Summer Classics): "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982)

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Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map.nd.edu)

Dpac Film Et 600

Directed by Steven Spielberg
With Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore
Rated PG, 115 minutes, BluRay
English with Spanish subtitles

Often credited with creating the summer blockbuster when he released Jaws, Stephen Spielberg’s largest hit came seven years later (and six years before Mac and Me) with this coming-of-age tale. Stuck on Earth, a docile alien is found and befriended by a lonely young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). E.T., as the alien is later named, returns to the suburbs where Elliott and his siblings, including his sister (Drew Barrymore), try to keep E.T. under wraps. Soon, however, governmental forces learn of the alien, creating a dire situation for both Elliott and E.T.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema. Co-presented by La Casa de Amistad.

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