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Hard to be a God


Adapted from the 1960s cult sci-fi novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, this film tells the story of a group of scientists who are sent to the planet Arkanar, where conditions are equivalent to Earth’s Middle Ages and literacy has been banned. The scientists must refrain from influencing events on Arkanar, but Don Rumata, recognized by locals as a kind of futuristic god, tries to save the planet’s intelligentsia from their punishment. He cannot avoid taking the stance: “What would you do in God’s place.” Courtesy of Kino Lorber. (d. Aleksey German, 2013, 170m) – Friday 10:00AM

Earlier Event: April 30
Born in Flames