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SEA OF TRANQUILITY: CELESTIAL BODIES

July at the Trylon

From Galileo to Jules Verne, humanity has been preoccupied with its place among the stars. Two landmark 20th-century technological breakthroughs, space travel and cinema, have been linked from film’s earliest days through Neil Armstrong’s small steps on the Moon and beyond. From camp to high art, movies set in space capture our sense of adventure, drive us mad, and terrify us. Join us this summer as the Trylon proudly presents its most ambitious program to date, a four-part, 25-film series celebrating journeys both real and imagined into the vastness of outer space.

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Fri, July 12

SILENT RUNNING

(1972, 35mm, 89m) dir Douglas Trumbull w/Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin. Freeman Lowell (Dern) is tasked with preserving Earth’s forests, which have been reduced to a museum relic aboard his spacecraft. Then, Earth’s government orders their destruction. Helmed by special-effects master Trumbull (2001, Blade Runner), Silent Running is an astounding work of 1970s cinema. This screening is presented in partnership with The Cult Film Collective. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00

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Starts Fri, July 12

BARBARELLA

(1968, 35mm, 98m) dir Roger Vadim w/Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O’Shea. Forty-first-century space adventurer Barbarella (Fonda) embarks on a journey of preservation and sexual discovery in this iconic high-camp adventure based on the Jean-Claude Forest comics series. Presented on a rare IB Tech 35mm print, courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive. This screening is presented in partnership with The Cult Film Collective. FRI 9:00 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:00

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Starts Fri, July 19

AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS

(1924, DCP, 111m) dir Yakov Protazanov w/Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli. Los (Tsereteli) is a disillusioned and jealous husband who dreams of a proletarian Martian uprising led by Aelita. This, the Soviet Union’s earliest science fiction film, prefigured that nation’s preoccupation with the solar system—and the space race—by three decades. Digital scanning and restoration by The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Live musical accompaniment by The Poor Nobodys. FRI/SAT 7:00 SUN 3:00 5:30 $12

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Starts Fri, July 26

FOR ALL MANKIND

(1989, DCP, 80m) dir Al Reinert w/Jim Lovell, Ken Mattingly, Michael Collins. This extraordinary up-close look at NASA’s 1960s Moon-landing program was shot and narrated by the astronauts who flew the Apollo missions. Brian Eno’s original score infuses the archival footage compiled by director Reinert with elation and wonder. FRI/SAT 7:00 8:45 SUN 3:00 4:45

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