Moon +TALK: Scratching the Surface

MoonOriginal poster design // Mehmet Ulusahin
Prints // shop

Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is weeks away from completing his three-year contract with Lunar Industries, mining helium-3 from the surface of the Moon. With only computer GERTY (Kevin Spacey) for company and sporadic messages from his wife and daughter, Sam is anxious to get home to see his family. But the isolation has taken its toll, and when a hallucination results in a terrible accident on the lunar surface, Sam wakes up to find that he is no longer alone…

Duncan Jones, UK 2009, 97mins

Moon is an old-fashioned sci-fi movie in the best sense: far more psychological drama than space opera, dispensing with overweening CGI and loud flashy action sequences while harking back to subtler, more ideas-driven entries in the genre”
Sight and Sound

“The finest sci-fi movie since Blade Runner
Daily Mirrior

“Duncan Jones pulls off sci-fi miracles on a $5 million shoestring. Moon is a potent provocation that relies on ideas instead of computer tricks to stir up excitement”
Rolling Stone

“This eerie drama harks back to sci-fi movies of the late 60s and early 70s that explored inner as well as outer space”
Chicago Reader

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Tony Milligan, teaching fellow in ethics and philosophy of religion at Kings College London, who will explore the morality, ethics and justification for mining the moon.

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 15th February 2016, talk 7:30pm | film 8pm
Tickets: £3.50 advance | £5 door
Event page: Join us on Facebook

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