Trailer for Sundance Doc 'The Visit' - Are We Ready to Meet Aliens?

December 11, 2014
Source: Twitch

The Visit

"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.

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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


Yea I'm not sure, I mean, it's a documentary by the technical explanation of real world footage being organized into a film. But it seems to have a unique narrative, this is one of the reasons I'm so curious about seeing this one.

Alex Billington 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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