SAN DIEGO SPACE NIGHT OUT AT THE MOVIES &
YURI'S NIGHT WORLD SPACE PARTY
(USA 1997 - 150 minutes)
"Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway, who passed away when she was nine years old leaving her then orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father. Ever since funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was pulled on her work, which is referred to some, including her NSF superior David Drumlin, as more science fiction than science, Ellie, with a few of her rogue scientist colleagues, have looked for funding from where ever they could get it to continue their work. When Ellie and her colleagues hear chatter originating from the vicinity of the star Vega, Ellie feels vindicated. But that vindication is short lived when others, including politicians, the military, religious leaders and other scientists such as Drumlin, try to take over her work."
Based on the book by Carl Sagan, starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, and Tom Skerritt.
See the trailer:
Showtime is 7:00pm at Studio 106 in the San Diego Reader Building at 2323 Broadway 92102 (the Golden Hill area just east of downtown San Diego).
Admission is FREE! I'll provide the popcorn -- you can bring snacks or drinks to share.
Don't forget to RSVP as seating is limited!
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