Let's watch Prospect, a 2018 indy film from Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell that's gotten lots of good buzz from critics and hard-core sci-fi fans alike.

Set in a far-flung future, it's the story of teenager Cee (Sophie Thatcher) and her reckless father (Jay Duplass), who set down on a lush but hazardous planet in search of a valuable crystal produced by alien organisms that live in the soil. After an ill-fated encounter with another pair of prospectors, Cee must grow up fast and make a dangerous alliance with a stranger (Pedro Pascal) in order to survive. With a gritty aesthetic, limited use of excellent special effects, strong performances by the cast, and occasionally highfalutin dialogue, Prospect comes across as Firefly-meets-True Grit.

The Usual Reminders:

If you replied that you'd attend, but your plans have changed, PLEASE update your RSVP, so that someone on the waiting list won't miss an opportunity to come. We have very limited space (usually 10 people max), so unanticipated guests will really put a pinch on the seating situation.

Doors open at 7PM (no early arrivals, please); movie starts no later than 8PM.

We run a shoeless household, so please leave your shoes in the foyer when you arrive.

Finally, we have a very fluffy, very friendly cat. So, if you're not a cat person--you've been warned!

We look forward to seeing you!

• What to bring

This is a potluck, so bring something good to eat or drink to share. We usually make a main dish and provide a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white. Please plan your contribution accordingly, and please post what you'll be bringing in the discussion section so we can avoid unexpected redundancy. (We pause to reflect on the Great Cornbread Overload of 2016.)