Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

USA | 2020 | 115 min. | Matt Wolf

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Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence ​in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale ​and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.

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Watch the film followed by a special pre-taped conversation with Director Matt Wolf. You can also join one of the opening weekend, live virtual Q&A's with filmmaker Matt Wolf and two Biosphere 2 crew members from the film, Linda Leigh and Mark Nelson.

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The director Matt Wolf's first feature documentary, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, will also be available through Virtual SIFF Cinema (May 10 - 13). Watch the film, then join us for a Zoom-based roundtable discussion of it for our upcoming SIFF Movie Club on May 13!

Synopsis courtesy NEON

"Fascinating to see such a staggering project come together."—The Hollywood Reporter

"A testament to the group of outsiders who did try to grab the world's attention about climate change through theatrics and to do something substantial about it."—The Wrap

  • Director: Matt Wolf
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2020
  • Running Time: 115 min.
  • Producer: Matt Wolf
  • Website: Official Film Website