NEWCASTLE Community Cinema will be screening one of the most memorable science-fiction movies in recent years, Duncan Jones’ Moon on Saturday 17th May. The Director’s 2009 feature début is a truly memorable viewing experience that harks back to the visual style and tone of science fiction movies made in the late 1970’s/early 1980s like Dark Star, Alien and Silent Running.
Starring Sam Rockwell and the voice of Kevin Spacey, the film tells the tale of Sam Bell, an astronaut working in complete isolation for an energy corporation on the far side of the moon. With the end of his 3 year lonesome stint in sight, he is optimistic about his return to earth, and seeing his family again, but events quickly conspire that force Bell to change his plans.
Rockwell delivers an exceptional performance, in this very unique, compelling and atmospheric film, that doesn’t need to rely on visual trickery or big budget special effects to deliver its message.
The screening begins at 8pm in NCC’s regular venue Annesley Hall. Tickets for the event are priced at £5 and can be purchased directly from their website.