CNN + Andrei Tarkovsky
CNN’s First Broadcast
8 Minutes, Digital Projection
With David Walker and Lois Hart
The Cable News Network was launched at 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday June 1, 1980. After an introduction by Ted Turner, the husband and wife team of David Walker and Lois Hart anchored the first newscast. Since its debut, CNN has expanded its reach to a number of cable and satellite television companies, several web sites, specialized closed-circuit channels (such as CNN Airport Network), and a radio network.
Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
With Aleksander Kaidanovsky, Alisa Frejndlikh and Anatoli Solonitsyn
A landmark work of cinematic poetry and remarkable resonance by master director Andrei Tarkovsky (Solaris), Stalker follows three men who hire a Stalker, professional guide, to lead them into the mysterious zone. Quarantined off from the rest of the civilization by an unnamed political force, the zone is a dangerous and deceptive landscape. Leading those who have hired him through this bizarre world, the Stalker attempts to reach a room that will fulfill the deepest wish of anyone who enters it. Breathtakingly shot, complex in visual aesthetics and powerful in its insight into the very nature of human desire Stalker is a monumental achievement of a powerful filmmaking talent.