In The Martian, during a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. The film co-stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. MHOTC readers can attend a FREE advance screening of the film on Tuesday, September 29 at 7 p.m. at Century 16 Belmar. To download your pass, go here. Please respect any pass limits, so all may get a chance to enjoy this experience. Note: Sneak preview screenings are overbooked. Passes do not guarantee admission, so arrive early to get a seat. To learn more about screenings, check out our Movie Previews Guide.