By popular demand, and with gratitude to Sony Pictures Repertory, we are excited to offer those of you who missed last weekend’s amazing Starship Frida sci-fi marathon the opportunity to experience Sony’s 4K Restoration of Luc Besson’s 1997 sci-fi extravaganza, The Fifth Element!
A kaleidoscope of eye-boggling, award-winning special effects, thrilling action, dazzling costumes (by famed designer Jean Paul Gaultier), and zany madcap comedy, The Fifth Element finds 23rd Century New York City cabbie Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) in the middle of an intergalactic, eons-old battle between good and evil when the beautiful Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) literally falls into his cab. As the living embodiment of the “Fifth Element,” Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. Together with Father Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) and zany broadcaster Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), Dallas and Leelo must race against time and the wicked industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman, chewing scenery with gusto) to save humanity.
Monday, May 7 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Tuesday, May 8 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, May 9 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
“Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element is a dazzling, funny, and exciting sci-fi actioner that features unforgettable characters and a thrilling story, making this one of the most underrated science-fiction classics around.” – Jeff Beck, The Blu Spot
“A jaw-dropping, mind-blowing pop epic that gives you everything from the slam-bang sci-fi fantasy of Star Wars to the inspired slapstick lunacy of The Marx Brothers.” – Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture
“A movie like no other. Genre defying stuff.” – Adam Smith, Empire
“The Fifth Element has enough eye-appeal for TWO good movies.” – Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
“The Fifth Element has to be the most creative visualization since Tim Burton’s first Batman in 1989. On top of that, it’s a whole lot of fun.” – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle