Star Men

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Feb 12, 2016 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Feb 13, 2016 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Feb 14, 2016 6:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Feb 15, 2016 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Feb 16, 2016 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Feb 18, 2016 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Mar 5, 2016 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Mar 16, 2016 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Mar 20, 2016 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Mar 21, 2016 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Mar 23, 2016 3:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:88 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Alison Rose
Country Listing:Canada
Copyright:2015
Rating:14A

Description

Encore: Bringing back some of the hottest documentaries for an encore presentation.

Four of the world’s most distinguished astronomers celebrate 50 years of work and friendship with a road trip through the southwestern United States, discussing and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Recapturing youthful adventures and recounting each other's influences on the most exciting period in astronomy’s history, they share roots from a time following Russia’s launch of Sputnik, when the U.S. accelerated their space program. The four British astronomers spent a formative year together in California in the early 1960s. Star Men looks at how the work of these men has shaped our understanding of the universe and our humble place in it. Tracing the major discoveries in astronomy in the 20th century through these four men, director Alison Rose also explores friendship and mortality-and the fleetingness of our lives played out under the stars.

Director Alison Rose will be in attendance for a Q&A on Wednesday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m.

Media Coverage

Additional Information

Official Selection, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015