Lunar Dilemmas: Exploring Space Ethics Through Cinema

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

MIT Museum, The Exchange
314 Main Street, Gambrill Center, Cambridge MA 02142

Join us for a unique screening of the 2009 sci-fi classic, Moon, followed by an engaging workshop with space ethics experts to explore the moral quandaries of space exploration.

Moon (2009) is a thought-provoking science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones. The story unfolds on a lunar base where Sam Bell, played by Sam Rockwell, is nearing the end of his three-year solitary contract mining Helium-3, a precious resource that has been key to Earth's energy crisis. Isolated and with only the base's computer, GERTY, as his companion, Sam's health and mental state deteriorate as he longs to return home to his wife and daughter. As his contract approaches its end, a startling accident on the lunar surface leads to an encounter that challenges everything he knows about his work, himself, and his existence. Packed with suspense and existential intrigue, "Moon" explores themes of identity, loneliness, and the human condition, making it a unique entry in the sci-fi genre.

Presented in conjunction with Massachusetts Space Week.

April 21
$15 General Public
$5 MIT ID Holders

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