Mars Movie Night presents:
THE BEST OF 2017 DOUBLE FEATURE
Friday, January 26, 2017
7:00pm – 11:00pm (approx)
THE SPACE BETWEEN US
(USA, 2017) 121 minutes
A space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary.
Also showing: LIFE
(USA, 2017) 104 minutes
Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism – the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren’t always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
Also showing: MY FAVORITE MARTIAN: WHO AM I?
(USA 1963) 25 minutes
Martin and Tim are on their way to interview Professor Eugene Downey, the foremost expert on rocket fuel – Martin thinks the professor can assist in getting him back to Mars – when Martin is hit on the head with a monkey wrench. Martin gets amnesia from this concussion. He has no idea that he’s a Martian, despite Tim telling him so. The only thing Martin and Tim can agree on is that Martin needs to go see a doctor. At Dr. Gilbert’s office, Martin does learn that he has the power of levitation and the ability to disappear, still not quite believing why.
Series Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igMNkaxdCc4
Showtime is 7:00pm at Studio 106 in the San Diego Reader Building at 2323 Broadway 92102 (the Golden Hill area just east of downtown San Diego).
Admission is FREE, and popcorn is provided (you can bring snacks or drinks to share).
Please RSVP to FILMIST MAC.COM or at https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Space/ as seating is limited.
For more information, visit: http://MarsMovieGuide.com
NOTE: This event is cross-posted on several local Meetups.