Director: Emer Reynolds, 2017, Ireland, 121min
Mon 18 September 2017 // 20:15
Wed 20 September 2017 // 18:15
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
In 1977 two probes were launched to explore the outer planets of our solar system; running on less computing power than a smart phone, the little aluminium machines have now become the first man-made objects to travel to interstellar space.
Employing interviews with the NASA team who worked on the project, brilliantly assembled archive footage and illustrative animations, Emer Reynolds recreates Voyager’s forty-five year journey, one that continues still.
It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar system and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity.
THE FARTHEST is a captivating, deeply moving tribute to these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.
★★★★ Eye For Film
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