Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. Contact is an exceptional example of a movie that deserves to exist. From the spectactular beginning shot that shows us just how small we are in a world that once thought the universe was made for, and around, mankind; to its realistic conclusion that any X-Phile would expect to happen: this movie appeals to our humanity, intelligence and sense of adventure. One of the greatest realisations that the movie will guide you to is that what we search for in outer space is actually in our own backyards. We are cut off from each other and sci-fi tries to quell our loneliness with ideas that we’ll meet E.T. and wont feel so lonely in our existence. But were aren’t alone, we have each other. Carl Sagan was a great man. He promoted science in the way it should be, portraying the profound mysteriousness of our universe with humility, and without dogma. In his book, the Demon-Haunted World, he quoted Einstein: “All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike — and yet it is the most precious thing we have”. Contact conveys this simple message in a subtle yet immensely powerful way. The performances are some of the most compelling.