Earthrise tells the story of the first image of Earth taken from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.
This iconic image had a powerful impact on the astronauts and the world, offering a perspective that transcended national, political, and religious boundaries. 50 years after the world first saw this first glimpse of our planet from space, Earthrise compels us to reflect on the Earth as a shared home and consider how we might build on the legacy of this historic moment.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with: Shannon Morgan (NASA/ JPL Solar System Ambassador), Jonathan Wiener (Duke University Perkins Professor of Law and Environmental Policy), and Drew Pilant (EPA Research Physical Scientist), and moderated by Marsha Gordon (NC State Professor of Film Studies and host of WUNC’s Movies on the Radio).
Finally, for ticket-holders who wish to continue the conversation, the evening will conclude with a post-film discussion on the rooftop of the Durham Hotel.
This program is a collaboration between the Carolina Theatre and the Museum of Life and Science. It is part of “Lift Off NC: Apollo + Beyond,” a series of cultural events throughout 2019 celebrating the lunar landing 50 years ago.
No Outside Food or Drink
No Video Recording Devices