*batteries not included
Dir. Matthew Robbins. 1987, 107 mins. 35mm. With Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn. Steven Spielberg was the executive producer of this sci-fi comedy that shows how urban preservation has made its way into mainstream public consciousness. The movie follows the owners and tenants of an East Village apartment building. Threatened by a nearby development project, the building can only be saved with help from space aliens.