SCREENING, SCREENING + Q&A
Good Night Oppy
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Free preview screening followed by a discussion with director Ryan White and producer Jessica Hargrave
Dir. Ryan White. 2022, 105 mins. DCP. On January 24, 2004, a team of scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory watched anxiously as the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity touched down for a planned ninety-day mission. Known to the group as “Oppy,” the robot represented years of ingenuity, teamwork, and curiosity. As ninety days came and went, a strange thing happened on the surface of a planet millions of miles away: Oppy exceeded every expectation and delivered so much more. Featuring photo-real special visual effects and animation by Industrial Light & Magic and the voice of Angela Bassett, Good Night Oppy charts Oppy’s unforgettable journey and an indescribable bond that formed as the rover searched for life on Mars. Screening courtesy of Prime Video.