The Right Stuff (1983)

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Jul 24, 2019 – 7:00 PM

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FREE - Summer Reading Movie Series
KIMO THEATRE, 423 CENTRAL AVE NW Public Library ABQ-Bernco Presents FREE- Summer Reading Program Film Series Contact (1997) Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway (David Morse), who died when she was nine-years-old, leaving her orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father. Ever since funding from the National Science Foundation (N.S.F.) was pulled on her work, which is referred to some, including her N.S.F. superior David Drumlin (Tom Skerritt), as more science fiction than science, Ellie, with a few of her rogue scientist colleagues, have looked for funding from where ever they could get it to continue their work. When Ellie and her colleagues hear chatter originating from the vicinity of the star Vega, Ellie feels vindicated. But that vindication is short lived when others, including politicians, the military, religious leaders, and other scientists, such as Drumlin, try to take over her work. When the messages received ... Written by Huggo Rated (PG) 2hr 30min Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt
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