Europa Report

Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00pm

Regular Admission Prices

 

Science of Fiction is sponsored by Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science

Featuring a post-film Q&A with Dr. Veronica Bray, Planetary Scientist, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

 

“Brisk, thrilling and ultimately terrifying.” – Michael D. Lemonick, Time Magazine

"Features some of the most evocative cinematic poetry since Stanley Kubrick redefined the genre 45 years ago with 2001: A Space Odyssey." – Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer

“NYT Critics Pick! A wondering contemplation of our place in the universe.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

 

A unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller, Europa Report follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa's icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined. Filled with breathtaking imagery, genuine thrills and a profound sense of philosophical wonder, Europa Report is a refreshingly unique and realistic look at space exploration. (Dir. by Sebastián Cordero, 2013, USA, 90 mins., Rated PG-13, Magnet Releasing) Digital

 

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