based on the novel of the same name by Carl Sagan, is the story
of a free thinking radio astronomer (Jodie Foster) who discovers
an intelligent signal broadcast from deep space. She and her fellow
scientists are able to decipher the Message and discover detailed
instructions for building a mysterious Machine. Will the Machine
spell the end of our world, or the end of our superstitions? Will
we take our place among the races of the Galaxy, or are we just
an upstart species with a long way to go?