Courtesy of the American Cinematheque: a 25th anniversary screening of the 1984 sci-fi adventure film - one of the pioneering efforts in the use of computer-generated effects.
From the Cinemathque website: "Lance Guest plays a bored teenager who lives in a trailer park but dreams of something more. To pass the time he becomes an expert video game player, and eventually learns that his skill is the ticket to adventure that he's been looking for. It seems that the game has been placed by aliens who need soldiers to wage war in outer space! Robert Preston is a delight in his final role as the alien who shows Guest the ropes in this terrific adventure for all ages."
After the film, there will be a question-and-answer session with several people from the film: director Nick Castle, Jr., writer Jonathan Betuel, Catherine Mary Stewart and Visual Effects Coordinator Jeffery Okun."