West Coast Premiere
COLOR OUT OF SPACE heralds Richard Stanley’s welcome return to the big screen with his long-gestating adaptation of H.P Lovecraft’s homonymous short story and stars Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson. Nathan Gardener (Cage) has relocated his wife (Richardson) and three kids from the city to a rural farmstead once owned by his father. Their idyllic new life is soon shattered by a meteorite that crashes into their front yard, bringing with it an alien organism that quickly begins to contaminate plant life, farm animals and, in time, the Gardeners themselves.
Stanley’s film is a visual feast as the alien pathogen begins to infect everything that comes into contact with it, filling the screen with beautiful, disturbing, hypnotic and hallucinatory images. By crafting a creeping atmospheric path, Stanley’s tale envelopes the viewer in dread and unease until everything finally erupts into an effects-laden, soul-shattering climax.
Beautifully shot, edited and acted, COLOR OUT OF SPACE is one of the very best films of the year: Brimming with originality, fully immersive, and sure to dazzle on the Egyptian’s magnificent screen, this film will leave its psychedelic nightmare firmly imprinted on your brain well beyond the final credits.
Director: Richard Stanley
Hulu Theatre @The Egyptian