Spaceship Earth Trailer for Neon’s Stranger Than Fiction Documentary
NEON has debuted the official Spaceship Earth trailer and poster for director Matt Wolf’s stranger than fiction documentary. Set to launch everywhere on May 8, you can check out the trailer below as well as the poster in the gallery!
Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life-threatening ecological disaster and growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.
NEON will launch the Sundance hit on May 8 with plans for the film to play theatrically in participating drive-ins and select pop-up city-space projections (safely accessible by quarantined city dwellers). In addition, NEON has made a special arrangement with exhibitors to launch the film on theater websites plus websites of other affected businesses interested in participating. Current confirmed distribution partners include film festivals, museums and first-time film purveyors like bookstores, restaurants and more. The footprint is rounded out by a simultaneous digital launch on Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, FandangoNow, Vudu, DIRECTV, DISH, and longtime NEON partner Hulu.
“NEON has never released a film without the benefit of theaters and Spaceship Earth is no exception to that rule. As every day becomes a harsh, almost surreal, new reality, it’s clear we must continue launching new films and entertain audiences as best we can. It’s also important we innovate and adapt to support the many businesses in need. Even though Spaceship Earth won’t be playing in theaters across the country we hope by making it available ‘everywhere’ the film’s release can at least embody the communal spirit of cinema if not the big screen. We miss our partners in exhibition greatly and look forward to cinema’s triumphant return,” said NEON Founder/CEO Tom Quinn.
Wolf added: “While making this film, I never could have imagined that a pandemic would requite the entire world to be quarantined… In light of COVID-19, we are all living like biospherians, and we too will reenter a new world. The question is how will we be transformed? Now with a visceral sense of the fragility of our world, it’s on us to protect it.”