E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

July 29, 2023
Screentime: Discover Film, Together

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series Screentime: Discover Film, Together

Spielberg’s creature feature transcended the summer blockbuster to craft a resonant story of an alien orphaned on Earth and a boy stranded by divorce who helps him home. E.T. is a landmark for American pictures, and a pure emotional experience for all ages.

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Ragtag Cinema’s Screentime series invites kids and their families to foster a life-long passion for moviegoing. Beloved classics and newfound favorites share the screen in this unique, curated collection of all-ages cinema. Screenings are introduced by curators, staff, and special guests to spark the curiosity of Ragtag’s next generation of film-lovers.

While, our no-talking policy will be slightly relaxed to accommodate the why’s central to guiding little-ones’ cinematic journey, we ask to keep conversations brief and to a whisper. And to those without kids in tow—you’re welcome to experience these classics as well—we just ask you respect the magic.

Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, and Peter Coyote
Year Released: 1982
Runtime: 115 minutes
Country: USA
Language(s): English
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)

Film Reviews

"One of the purest and most emotionally direct of all American movies, with not a whit of adult condescension nor any self-protecting irony.”

—Sean Burns, WBUR


"This is a real movie, with all those elements that have proved sure-fire through history; Laughter, tears, involvement, thrills, wonderment."

—Bob Thomas, Associated Press


"The greatest cinematic fairy tale since The Wizard of Oz."

—Bruce McCabe, Boston Globe