Legendary musician David Bowie made his screen acting debut in 1976 as Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who arrives on earth seeking water with which to save his dying world. He quickly establishes himself a billionaire technology developer, but is unprepared for the corrupting influence of money, the ruthlessness of business, or the wiles of an earthly woman (Candy Clark). An advanced being, Thomas nevertheless succumbs to the pitfalls and vices that plague the human race.
A surreal, prescient, and ambitious work of social satire, Nicolas Roeg’s cult adaptation of William Tevis’ science fiction novel resonates with audiences now more than ever. Clark will be in attendance at the screening.