This Wednesday 30 November rediscover, or perhaps discover for the first time, the masterpiece of film director Philip Kaufman dedicated to the beginning of American human space flight. First shown on big screens in 1983, this 195 minute-long epic based on the Mercury programme recounts with intensity, emotion and even poetry, the difficult conquest of this “new frontier” against a background of the competition with the Soviets. The Cinémathèque in Toulouse is, therefore, announcing its special showing on Wednesday 30 November at 19:30 in the presence of astronaut and test pilot, Philippe Perrin. Below is a trailer for “The Right Stuff”.
It is worthy of note that this showing is the first in a season of films entitled “L’odyssée de l’espace” (Space Odyssey) put on in partnership with the CNES and the Cité de l’Espace and during which several space-based films are to be scheduled not only at Toulouse’s Cinémathèque, but also at the Cité de l’Espace through until May 2012.
Full price: €6.50 / Reduced price: €5.50 / Under 18 years: €3 Tickets are on sale from the Cinémathèque and the “Cité de l’Espace”
On Monday 6 August the Mars rover Curiosity should land on the red planet. From today Enjoy Space and Cité de l’Espace are offering you the chance to follow this event on Twitter, and then by video, direct from the NASA JPL in California!