Saturday, May 05, 2012

Sci-Fi Movie in Fez

Next Thursday May 10 at 6pm, join film-maker Mike Cahill for a viewing and discussion about his new movie, Another Earth. The screening is to be held at the American Language Center Annex in Fez, as part of the travelling program of the Sundance Film Festival.

Brit Marling and William Mapother in Another Earth
The sci-fi drama has a fascinating premise. It follows Rhoda (Brit Marling, who is also co-writer), a teenager who drunkenly crashes into a car one night after a party, leaving only one survivor. On the same day, Earth's population discovers that there is a planet seemingly identical to our own not very far away, inhabited by an alternate versions of every person on our home planet. Four years later when she's just released from prison for her earlier crime, Rhoda attempts to make amends with John (William Mapother), the survivor of the car crash who is grieving for the loss of his family. All the while, Earth gets closer to making contact, and even travelling to the newly discovered planet.

Despite the grand themes, this is an intimate drama, showing the impact of significant events on individual lives.


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