The team of Beat Film Festival, the new documentary films about music and modern culture fest, will prepare a special programme for the Polytech fest. Premiere shows of documentaries about science and discussions with the leading scientists and critics are planned for 23 and 24 May.
9.00 p.m. – a discussion
10.00 p.m. – a film
Great Britain, 2014, 95 min.
Director: Mark Craig
Producers: Gareth Dodds, Patrick Mark
Starring: Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Charles Duke, Richard Gordon
Language: English (Russian subtitles)
This is a documentary portrait of astronaut Eugene Cernan who was not the first man on the Moon, but was there three times – in 1966, 1969, and 1972, while the Appollo-17 commander made the latest Moon landing. The business-like, simple and funny manner in which Cernan tells about his life, his wife’s comments and brilliant animation inserts make the film easy to watch. However, at the end of the film quite a serious question is asked: why does everybody proudly remember the first flights to the Moon, but no one flies there nowadays?
8.00 p.m. – a discussion
9.00 p.m. – a film
Great Britain, 2015, 85 min.
Director: Guy Reid
Producers: Christopher Ferstad, Guy Reid
Starring: Paul Hawken, Bill McKibben, Ron Garan, Joanna Macey, Elizabeth Lindsey, Lawrence Ellis
The film-essay Planetary tells about where humanity is moving, and what this motion costs our planet. Breathtaking views and archive shots accompanied by the comments of experts, among whom there are not only scientists but also a Tibetan llama and a former NASA astronaut.
This environmentalist blockbuster gives you an opportunity to look at the Earth from space and answer the question about what each of us can do for the future of the planet. Director Guy Reid suggests a solution: seek the happy future in realizing yourself as part of the world each of us is responsible for.