Moon opens on June 12

Sam Rockewell as a lonely astronaut completing a three-year stint on the moon.
Sam Rockewell as a lonely astronaut completing a three-year stint on the moon.

This excellent little science fiction film – with elements of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, SILENT RUNNING, and SOLARIS – gets a limited release from Sony Pictures Classics. Hopefully enough people will buy tickets so that the distributor will role it out into wider distribution, because the film really deserves it. The story follows astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) who has been working on the dark side of the moon for three years, accompanied only by computer, GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey). An intriguing plot twist takes place in the first act (the kind of thing you normally see in the last reel) leading to a fascinating story about identity. Online critic Scott Weinberg called MOON “one of the most compelling sci-fi films of the past 20 years,” and we find it impossible to disagree. Directed by Duncan Jones.
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