Lifted (film) An inept young alien student from a distant planet tests the patience of his increasingly weary instructor as he attempts a first-time abduction of a slumbering farmer. Directed by Gary Rydstrom. Initial release at the Laemmle One Colorado Theater in Pasadena on September 11, 2006, and later at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 14. General release with Ratatouille on June 29, 2007. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. 5 min.