An alien, living on Earth against their will, learns what it means to be human…
It’s hard to imagine three more different approaches to the same story than Under the Skin (starring Scarlett Johannson as an emotionless alien preying on lonely Scottish men), The Man Who Fell To Earth (Nicolas Roeg’s 1970s sci-fi classic starring David Bowie), and E.T The Extra Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg’s timeless children’s story, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary). We’re screening all three as part of this year’s Hebridean Dark Skies Festival.
This year is the tenth anniversary of Under the Skin, director Jonathan Glazer’s visually and sonically extraordinary adaptation of Michel Faber’s novel, filmed on location across Scotland. It is always worth revisiting on the big screen.
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival runs from 9-21 March 2023 with arts and astronomy events for all the family at An Lanntair and across Lewis and Harris. Browse the full festival programme here.
The festival is supported by Caledonian MacBrayne and Outer Hebrides Tourism, in partnership with Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, Lews Castle College UHI, Cala Hotels, and VisitScotland.