A scientist's dream of making alien contact finally comes true, but will others destroy it?
Production Year: 1997
July 22, 2015 13:30 (KSA) ~ July 22, 2015 12:30 (CLT)
Dr. Ellie Arroway(Jodie Foster) has dedicated her career to the discovery of alien life forms, inspired in part by her father's untimely death. She works at a laboratory whose large antenna constantly monitors space for potential radio signals. Politicians see little use in funding such a seeminglytrivial project.
But then Ellie makes 'contact.' She manages to decode signals from space, and they are instructions to build a mysterious machine that no one knows the purpose of. Could this machine enlighten humanity or initiate its doom? Palmer Joss (Matthew McConaughey), a religious colleague, believes the latter while Ellie remains steadfast in searching for alien life.
Contact was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. It earned $171 million at the box office.
- Jodie Foster
- Matthew McConaughey
- James Woods
- Tom Skerritt
- William Fichtner
- John Hurt
- Angela Bassett
- David Morse