Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow Purchase Tickets
Director: Rory Kennedy | Producers: Mark Bailey, Clare Tucker, Pat Bischetti | Editors: Don Kleszy, Gillian McCarthy | Composer: Gary Lionelli | Cinematographers: Raul Casares, Andrei Erastov, Tom Hurwitz, Thomas Kaufman, Don King, Dana Kupper, Amanda Micheli, Jenna Rosher, Jeffery Santos, Nancy Schreiber, Dave Selle | USA / 2018 / 90 min
About the Film
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy famously challenged NASA to put a man on the moon by the decade’s end. This year, on the occasion of NASA’s 60th anniversary, acclaimed director Rory Kennedy (Take Every Wave, NFF 2017), JFK’s niece, considers the agency’s breathtaking achievements and ability to inspire wonder: NASA has taken us to the moon, to the surface of Mars, and beyond the solar system, but, just as importantly, it has played a vital, ongoing role in expanding our knowledge of our own imperiled planet.
This New Sea
Director: Jamie Drew | UK / 2017 / 3 min / Documentary
NASA archival footage reveals space travel as an inherent part of human nature.
About the Filmmaker
Rory Kennedy is one of America’s most prolific documentary filmmakers. An Academy Award-nominated, Primetime Emmy Award-winning director/producer, Kennedy’s work deals with some of the world’s most pressing issues—poverty, political corruption, domestic abuse, drug addiction, human rights, and mental illness. Kennedy has made more than 30 highly acclaimed documentaries. Her films have appeared on HBO, PBS, Lifetime Television, A&E, Court TV, The Oxygen Network and TLC. Kennedy is a Governor of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.