Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Film with Orchestra
Film Concerts Live! is honoured to bring Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, to concert venues around the world. Widely considered one of the most treasured and influential science fiction films of all time, Close Encounters of the Third Kind features a groundbreaking score written by John Williams, which will now be performed live to picture.
Written and directed by Spielberg, the film tells the story of Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), an ordinary blue-collar electrical lineman from Indiana who experiences a close encounter with an unidentified flying object. Increasingly obsessed with this unexplained phenomenon, Roy is drawn to a series of seemingly random strangers, each of whom has come in contact with similar UFOs, eventually making his way to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, where he finds the answers he seeks and where his life is forever changed.
Nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Original Score, Close Encounters of the Third Kind remains as engrossing and inspiring today as it was forty years ago. Now, for the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience John Williams’ magnificent score performed in its entirety by full symphony orchestras, live and in sync with this extraordinary film.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind © 1977, renewed 2005, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
North & South America Contacts
Maureen Taylor - Booking Manager, North & South America
+1 212 994 3535
Michael Freiburg, Booking Manager – Europe
T: +49 (0) 511 20 300 878
Femke Lenau (née Meyer), Production Manager – Europe
T: +49 (0) 511 20 300 879
Meera Vijayendra, Booking Manager – Asia/Pacific
T: +60 12 372 0307