1997’s movie Contact, filmed at the Very Large Array west of Socorro

Contact filmReturning to our movies filmed in New Mexico series, we’ll venture down to the middle of the state to the Very Large Array west of Socorro. It was featured in 1997’s “Contact,” the film adapted from Carl Sagan’s book of the same name published in 1985.
Starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, and Tom Skerritt, Contact tells the story of an astronomer seeking to make contact with extraterrestrials (which she does, thanks to the Very Large Array).