Philosophical Movie Pick: Arrival

You might still be able to catch this philosophical movie pick in theaters!

Arrival (2016) is the story of Louise Banks, a linguist asked to use her skills to solve a puzzle with implications for the whole human race. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on the story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang in Stories of Your Life and Others (now available in paperback under the title Arrival). The film is still in theaters.


It is difficult to say much about this movie without spoiling the plot and we wouldn’t want to spoil the slightest thing about the profoundly beautiful and philosophical experience of watching Villeneuve’s science fiction masterpiece. The film raises questions about human awareness and human nature, choice, language, consciousness, and time. If you can, see it on the big screen and see it with someone who enjoys discussing big ideas!

Author: badgaladriel

Founder of The Grey Havens Group in Longmont, Colorado.

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