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Arts Tech Film Fest: The Last Starfighter
The Program in Arts Technology presents the third annual Arts Tech Film Fest at the Normal Theater. This year’s festival features four films inspired by video game culture from the 1980s to the present day.
6:30 p.m.: Multimedia installations and virtual reality demos on display in the theater.
7 p.m.: Showing of The Last Starfighter (1984).
After becoming the highest scoring player on the arcade game “Starfighter”, teenager Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) is recruited by alien forces to battle an evil warlord threatening the galaxy. The Last Starfighter is one of the earliest films to feature extensive computer generated imagery and includes Robert Preston in his last film role.