About the film

Area 51 wasn’t on the map until Bob Lazar put it there. The former government physicist went public in 1989 with his account of reverse-engineering an alien spacecraft for the U.S. military at the top-secret Air Force test facility in the Nevada desert. Lazar, who now runs a business in Michigan, went silent for three decades until filmmaker Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell tracked him down to reexamine Lazar’s claims and explain why Area 51 — and the otherworldly technology allegedly concealed there — still attracts so much public fascination. (Hint: aliens.) Narration by Mickey Rourke underscores the documentary’s gonzo appeal.

Showtimes

7 p.m. Sat., April 13
Detroit Film Theatre
at the DIA

3 p.m. Sun., April 14
Community Arts Auditorium,
Wayne State University

Film credits

Unrated
Year: 2018 
Run time: 1 hour, 37 minutes 
Director: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell 
Writer: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell 
Producers: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, George Knapp, Jim Martin 
Cinematography: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell  
Editor: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell 
Music By: Oliver Emrys Lewis & RedBlueBlackSilver