Date: Nov. 29, 2016
In its screening room at 304 E. Broad St. the Bijou Film Center will present a fictional documentary, “A Space Program,” Dec. 8 through Dec. 11.
Admission: $9 (students $5). No advance tickets.
Thursday show time: 7 p.m.
Friday show times: 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
Saturday show times: 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
Sunday show times: 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
“A Space Program” (2016): Color. 72 minutes. Directed by Van Neistat. Written by Tom Sachs and Van Neistat.
Note: In this rather offbeat documentary Sachs, an internationally acclaimed artist, takes his audience on a journey to Mars, sort of. The film provides a penetrating look into Sachs' studio and mind-boggling methods.
What the reviewers say:
“Ingenious! A radically DIY fictional space-documentary about a trip to Mars—think Michel Gondry directing Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” with John Carpenter writing the script.” – Mandalena Munkonge, Dazed.
“'A Space Program' is rich in the core elements that have always propelled humanity’s flights of fancy: imagination and the right tools.” – Daniel M. Gold, New York Times.
“In addition to being a funny, invigorating and inspirational ode to being the cleverest kid in the room, it’s a remarkable testament to the suspension of disbelief.” – Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian.
The trailer is here.