Spaceship Earth

Showed at Images 5/8/2020–5/14/2020

Starring: Roy Walford, Linda Leigh, Tony Burgess, John Allen

Click here to view Spaceship Earth. $3.99.

Join us on Wednesday, May 13 at 8pm for a live online discussion with Shawn Rosenheim, Professor of English at Williams College and director of Biosphere 2. Click here to RSVP for the Zoom discussion.

Images Online is a virtual effort by Images Cinema to continue to introduce the best new films to our community while we are temporarily closed. Films can be watched online on your at-home screens. The cost of each online “ticket” sold will be split between film distributor Neon and Images Cinema, so each rental will directly help the theater weather these challenging times. Thanks to the filmmakers for their partnership, and thanks to you, our film-loving community, for your continued support of Images.

Spaceship Earth

"A fascinating story full of twists. If the Earth was no longer inhabitable, could we survive inside a self-sustaining biodome environment launched into space? The question is the fodder for many a sci-fi film but in 1991, an eight-person group of men and women embarked on a two-year experiment to actually put this theory to the test. What followed was equal parts inspiring and frustrating as the duplicitous crossroads of innovation and capitalism converged." — The Film Stage

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.

  • Director: Matt Wolf
  • Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Ignore the show times. We are pleased to present Spaceship Earth as a part of Images Online, available May 8 through May 21. Every online purchase or rental directly benefits Images Cinema.