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The Man from Earth (2007)

Drama, Sci-Fi

Director: Richard Schenkman
Writer: Jerome Bixby
Starring: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

"From one of the acclaimed writers of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone comes a story that transcends both time and space..."

Based on a screenplay written by renowned sci-fi author Jerome Bixby, The Man from Earth tells the story of John Oldman, a university professor who gathers all his most trusted colleagues in his home one night, reavealing to them the fact that he is actually a 14,000-year-old immortal and that time has come for him to move on, in order to conceal the fact that he does't age.

The entire film is shot in and around the protagonist's house during his farewell party, and almost all of it is made up of dialogue, consiststing of philosophical chatting about the possibility and ramifications of his alleged birth during the Upper Paleolithic era, as all of his faculty peers question the unbelievable story based on knowledge from their own academic specialty.

Although the film was made on an extremely low budget of only $200,000, it is an undisputed masterpiece, and according to many, one of the greatest science-fiction movies ever made.

Plot summary from IMDb: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Awards: 4 wins & 1 nomination.
Runtime: 87 min



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