09/06/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin
To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing on 20th July 1969, BFI Southbank in London is collaborating with the UK's Science Museum in hosting a season of documentaries, feature films, television and artworks focusing on the dream and reality of space travel, the Cold War space race, and the American space programme of the 1960s and 1970s.
One Giant Leap will look at how factual and fictive approaches to making movies have articulated humankind's aspiration to colonise space, and investigate how our desire and ability to break free of the earth's gravitational field have stimulated some of the most creative thinkers from the worlds of cinema, television and the visual arts.
More over at http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/film_programme/july_seasons/one_giant_leap
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