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Cult 101: Moon (2009)

Opens on May 3

Director: Duncan Jones Run Time: 97 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2009

Starring: Adrienne Shaw, Dominique McElligott, Kevin Spacey, Rosie Shaw, Sam Rockwell

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English, Spanish

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About the film:

Winner of the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, Producer.

Astronaut Sam Bell’s (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally coming to an end, and he’s looking forward to his reunion with his wife (Dominique McElligott) and young daughter. Suddenly, Sam’s health takes a drastic turn for the worse. He suffers painful headaches and hallucinations, and almost has a fatal accident. He meets what appears to be a younger version of himself, possibly a clone. With time running out, Sam must solve the mystery before the company crew arrives.

“With its measured pacing, melancholy tone and eye for prosaic details, Moon is very different from the glossy sci-fi blockbuster – and far more satisfying.”

—Wendy Ide, Times (UK)

About the filmmaker:

Duncan Jones is an English director and writer. In his early career, he studied philosophy at Ohio’s College of Wooster, then focused on filmmaking at London Film School, beginning his work mostly in the creation of advertising videos. He is known best for directing the science fiction film Moon (2009), a lonesome-man-in-space drama starring Sam Rockwell, which he won a BAFTA Award for outstanding debut by a filmmaker. His other features include the train-thriller Source Code (2011), the Blizzard video game adaptation Warcraft (2016), and the neo-noir science fiction Mute (2018). Jones is also the son of rock star David Bowie.

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