The Farthest

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Ireland | 2017 | 121 minutes | Emer Reynolds

This celebration of NASA’s Voyager space missions, which have traveled farther than anyone could ever have hoped, explores the magnificent machines’ designs, the men and women who built them, and the vision that propelled them into the future.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Launched 16 days apart in the autumn of 1977, the twin Voyager space probes are perhaps humankind's greatest achievement. The probes have traveled 12 billion miles in 40 years, leaving our solar system behind for the vastness of interstellar space, the first human-made objects to do so. In this powerful and poetic feature documentary, director Emer Reynolds celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them, and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. Beginning with stock footage of the original design and construction process, the documentary relates how this monumental project was conceived and executed, including the famous Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. The probes were the pinnacle of technology when launched but have less computing power than a modern-day hearing aid. Yet the two probes on their revolutionary odyssey have unlocked stunning secrets within our solar system, from the discovery of volcanic activity on Jupiter's moons to the "great dark spot" on Neptune. Featuring stunning imagery from the Voyager probes, The Farthest is both an intimate love letter to science and technology as well as a genuinely cinematic, epic-scale adventure.

Director Biography

Emer Reynolds is an Emmy nominated multi-award winning director. Emer directed Here Was Cuba, a documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis described by the Hollywood Reporter as "a real-life end-of- the-world- thriller".

Sponsored by KUOW 94.9, Seattle Met

  • Director: Emer Reynolds
  • Principal Cast: Frank Drake, Carolyn Porco, John Casani, Lawrence Krauss, Timothy Ferris
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Ireland
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 121 minutes
  • Producer: John Murray, Clare Stronge
  • Screenplay: Emer Reynolds
  • Cinematographers: Kate McCullough
  • Editors: Tony Cranstoun
  • Music: Ray Harman
  • Awards: Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2017 (Audience Award, Best Irish Documentary)
  • Filmography: Here Was Cuba (2013)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP