Director: Agustí Villaronga
Cast: Maribel Martín, Lisa Gerrard, Enrique Saldana
Our Human Experience of the Sky
George Eberts and Tom O’Grady, instructors in Ohio University’s Physics & Astronomy Department, specialize in the human experience and view of the sky, including, the moon, eclipses, comets, and meteor showers. Following a lecture, they lead an exploration into the sky just a few days before the Summer Solstice.
About the film
In partnership with Cult Epics, AGFA presents a mystical fantasy film for adults, a unique gift to cinema and music fans alike boasting an unreleased soundtrack by Australian goth pioneers Dead Can Dance. Inspired by famed occultist Aleister Crowley’s novel, and spun from the mind of Agusti Villagronga, Moon Child (El Niño de la Luna) was considered revelatory at Cannes in 1989. Today, it is remastered for its first-ever theatrical release in the US.
After being adopted by a treacherous semi-scientific cult where extraordinary mental powers are common, extraordinary 12-year-old David begins an archetypal journey across two continents to find his destiny as Child of the Moon.
About the speakers
The film will be preceded by a lecture from the OU Physics & Astronomy Department’s George Eberts and Tom O’Grady. Eberts and O’Grady specialize in the human experience and view of the sky, including, the moon, eclipses, comets and meteor showers.
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Science on Screen program pairs films with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. The free Science on Screen events are fun and engaging, offering dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.
Free admission to this event is provided by Arts for OHIO.