To the Wonder, (c) Magnolia Pictures
Washington, D.C. Premiere In the 1950s and ‘60s, the thrill of space exploration captivated a world witnessing truly cosmic achievements. It was a time when anything seemed possible — Pan Am Airlines even began to take reservations from regular citizens for the first prospective commercial flight to the lunar surface. By the time the 1986 Challenger disaster and the close of the Cold War ended the Space Race, the utopian dreams that had fuelled the Space Age had already faded from the public's imagination — but for a few true believers, those dreams only intensified. This irresistibly zany, sharp-witted documentary shuttles entertainingly from the ridiculous to the sublime as it introduces us to an unforgettable group of characters whose years-long obsession with the moon has reached truly galactic proportions. Directed by Simon Ennis.
Discussion with filmmaker Simon Ennis.
Tickets: $7.50, available online HERE and at E Street Cinema Box Office.