Spaceship Earth/Apollo 11 Double Feature
Special Drive-In Screening
Presented with CineSpace
Join us at the Showboat Drive-In on June 11th at 8:30pm for a family-friendly Space City double feature of Spaceship Earth and Apollo 11! This program is co-presented with CineSpace, our collaborative short film competition with NASA. Both feature documentaries make highly innovative use of archival footage, and we hope these films will inspire the filmmakers in the audience to submit to CineSpace for our new special prize for Best Film Using Exclusively NASA Archival Footage. The deadline for CineSpace submissions is July 15! To learn more about the CineSpace competition, visit cinespace.org
Showboat Drive-in address: 22422 Farm to Market 2920, Hockley, TX 77447
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.
|Country, Year||United States, 2020|
|Cast||John Allen, Tony Burgess, Freddy Dempster, KAthelin Gray, Linda Leigh|
|Producer||Matt Wolf, Stacey Reiss,|
|Runtime||115 MINS, SECS|
From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
|Country, Year||United States, 2019|
|Director||Todd Douglas Miller|
|Producer||Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Peterson, Evan Krauss|
|Runtime||90 MINS, SECS|