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Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology.

Cameron Edwin, the host of a failing TV science show for children, has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. When a mysterious satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests into a plan to rebuild the machine into a rocket. As surreal events start to unfold around him, he slowly realizes that there's more to his life story than he once thought.

Preceded by the talk "It's Not That Simple . . ." with Bryan von Lossberg.

Bryan von Lossberg loves to tell stories about space. He worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the early 90s and currently volunteers as a NASA Solar System Ambassador. Bryan served on Missoula City Council from 2014-2021 where he championed local policy around renewable energy, climate change, and acquisition of Missoula’s water utility. Bryan consults regarding renewable energy policy and was the campaign coordinator of the Solarize Missoula residential installation program. Formerly the Executive Director of Montana’s Alternative Energy Resources Organization and the Tahoe-Baikal Institute in California’s Lake Tahoe area, he has an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. Earlier, Bryan was an engineering manager at semiconductor equipment maker Applied Materials and at JPL, where he worked on the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission and the 1997 Mars Pathfinder program. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Bryan, his wife, and their daughter live in Missoula's Northside.

Join us after the film for an exploration of astronaut dreams, identity, and love through NASA space mission stories!

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.
Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn
Director: Colin West
Duration: 101 min
Released: 2022
Genre: Science Fiction/Drama