Trailer for Sundance Doc 'The Visit' - Are We Ready to Meet Aliens?
"This film documents an event that has never taken place…" Chills. This documentary explores the idea of what would happen, and how we would respond, if aliens came to Earth. Titled The Visit, from filmmaker (not actor) Michael Madsen (of Into Eternity: A Film for the Future), the documentary is premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January and it looks like a must see (it's definitely on my radar now). As explained by Sundance, utilizing "unprecedented access to" the United Nations' Office for Outer Space Affairs (such an office exists?), and "leading space scientists and space agencies," the doc wonders how we would respond and what might happen. I can't wait. "Our scenario begins with the arrival. Your arrival."
Here's the first official trailer for Michael Madsen's documentary The Visit, found via Twitch:
The cinematography in this looks stunning, only adding more depth and intrigue. Impressive first trailer.
Here's the synopsis that should make you wonder: "An alien encounter. A hypothetical visitor arrives from Outer Space. The authorities are immediately alerted - the military, defence and communication advisors, and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. How to deal with this unprecedented event? How to reassure Earth's inhabitants, who are prone to panic, when you have no previous experience to draw upon?" The Visit is directed by Michael Madsen (not the actor), of the films Celestial Night: A Film on Visibility and Into Eternity: A Film for the Future. The Visit will premiere at Sundance 2015 in January in the World Cinema Documentary Competition category. I'll be seeing this film there, and will report back.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
So...not really a documentary? Nice looking, but confusing trailer. And the director really put his signature at the end there? That's a bit much.
cuckoozey on Dec 11, 2014
Thanks Alex, certainly looks intriguing...
cuckoozey on Dec 11, 2014
Yeah looks great. Cinematography is astonishing, the subtle tone reminds me a bit of Under the Skin.
Armitall on Dec 11, 2014
uh.. huh... wha?... oh sorry, I fell asleep.
Jack B. Kwick on Dec 11, 2014
Wake up, I'm sure you can still catch a showing of Transformers 27 somewhere…
IamSlave on Dec 11, 2014
ragethorn on Dec 11, 2014
The humans probably end up falling out and nuking the planet. Again. Silly humans
Carpola on Dec 11, 2014
Very cool. I want to believe.
DAVIDPD on Dec 11, 2014
I don't want to believe. I want to know.
Reznik on Dec 14, 2014
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