Rocket Science: 1950s Double Bill
Thursday 6 June at 6.45pm
ROCKET SCIENCE: 1950s DOUBLE BILL
Two films that were ahead of their time portraying realistic possibilities of space travel
ROAD TO THE STARS
A big influence on Lucas’ Star Wars and released a month after the launch of Sputnik 1, this pioneering film about the past, present and future of Russian astronautics galvanised public support for the Soviet space programme and stunned American audiences when clips were screened on prime time television.
1957 | Russian subtitles
Running time 57 minutes
Made in consultation with scientists and experts, this ground-breaking film about a privately funded moon landing boosted national interest in space travel, wowing audiences with cutting edge special effects and an easily understandable explanation of the practicalities of a trip to the moon.
1950 | Russian subtitles
Running time 91 minutes
Tickets and times
Thursday 6th June6:45pm