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As astronaut Sam Bell nears the end of a three-year stint as the sole employee at a Moon mining base, he worries about the toll his long isolation is taking on his mental health. With only two weeks to go before his journey back to Earth, Sam is injured in an accident on the Moon’s surface that sets in motion the central drama of this intense sci-fi psychological thriller. When he awakes back on base, Sam begins to suspect that his employer has other plans for him and he may never see home.
After the film, join Rob Morris, Assistant Education Manager at the Clark Planetarium, for a discussion of why we should go back to the Moon. Morris will explore the scientific and economic advantages of establishing a lunar outpost and how the Moon could aid us in future exploration of the Solar System.
Winner of 21 Awards
Official Selection - 2009 Sundance Film Festival, 2009 SXSW Film Festival, 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
This film is recommended for mature audiences.
Science Movie Night is presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center.
We thank the Salt Lake City Public Library, our presenting sponsor.
This event is free and open to the public.