Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer
Based on: “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang (1998)
Cinematography by: Bradford Young
Music by: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: November 11, 2016
Budget: $47 million
FILM SYNOPSIS: Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
Dr. Louise Banks is an American linguist. She has special translation skills and an existing high level security clearance. Banks was selected by the American government to join a special team created to analyze the alien species at the site in Montana.
Ian Donnelly is a theoretical physicist selected by the American government to join a special team created to analyze the alien species at the site in Montana, teamed with Dr. Louise Banks when visiting the alien ship.
“Colonel GT Weber”
Colonel GT Weber is a senior US military officer tasked with putting together and overseeing a team to initiate contact with the alien ship that has landed at the Montana site.