Good Night Oppy (2022)
Director: Ryan White Run Time: 105 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2022
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
Good Night Oppy tells the inspirational true story of Opportunity, a rover that was sent to Mars for a 90-day mission but ended up surviving for 15 years. The film follows Opportunity’s groundbreaking journey on Mars and the remarkable bond forged between a robot and her humans millions of miles away.
From acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ryan White with special effects by Industrial Light & Magic.
About the filmmaker:
Ryan White is an American documentary producer and director. For his work on the HBO movie The Case Against 8 (2014) on overturning the ban on same-sex marriage, he was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for a Primetime Emmy award, won Best Directing at the Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award at SXSW. His documentary films Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) about the famed sex therapist and Assassins (2020) about Kim Jong-nam both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Coded (2021) about pioneering LGBTQ+ illustrator J.C. Leyendecker was shortlisted for the Academy Award and won Best Documentary Short at Tribeca. His other work includes Good Ol’ Freda (2013) on the Beatles’ longtime secretary and Serena (2016) on the tennis star. He also helmed Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series The Keepers and the first ever Apple TV+ documentary series Visible: Out on Television. White graduated from Duke University with a focus on Documentary Studies.See more upcoming films