Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. James Gray. 2019, 124 mins. DCP. With Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland. In this meditative, lovingly crafted, and quite unusual Hollywood sci-fi, Brad Pitt gives a magnetically internalized performance as Major Roy McBride, summoned by U.S. Space Command to go on a complicated mission to Neptune in search of his long-missing father, who may be responsible for dangerous power surges that are threatening life back on Earth. Mysterious, quietly spectacular, and always very human, Ad Astra is an emotional film in which the bonds of family transcends space and time.