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The Man From Earth


Here’s a rare thing. A true SF story that has not an ounce of violence or special effects. It is so talky and static, in fact, that it could easily have been presented on the stage. This is not a complaint. It is a movie of ideas, and intelligent discussion among smart people. The premise is that a man is 14,000 years old, and for the first time in his life is telling his story to friends before he “moves on,” as he has done all his life before people begin to notice he doesn’t get older. He tries to convince them, they mostly think he’s crazy. Wouldn’t you? There doesn’t seem to be any way to prove his story, he has no physical evidence, but has a perfectly reasonable explanation for every objection they raise. How would you take it if someone told you that tall story? Crazy, right? No question … but maybe there is. Enjoyable.