Sunday, May 10

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Movie Night: Spaceship Earth



Filmmaker Matt Wolf and Biosphere 2 crew members Linda Leigh and Mark Nelson will participate in a live virtual Q&A following the screening!

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2020 • dir Matt Wolf w/John Allen, Tony Burgess, Jane Goodall, Kathelin Gray, Linda Leigh, Mark Nelson, Roy Walford • 113 min

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.

“If the scientific method calls for relentless trial and error, then Allen and his collaborators clearly lived up to it, albeit under a much more sensationalist media spotlight than most.”
– Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“The central metaphor gets richer the longer you think about it.”
– Charles Bramesco, Little White Lies