For the fourth annual 2-Minute Film Festival, CMOA asked area filmmakers to explore the concept of outer space in honor of the documentary premiere of Extraterrestrial: The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project. Presented as part of The Invisible Photograph series, Extraterrestrial “delves into an initiative to digitally recover the first photographs of the moon taken by a set of unmanned space probes in the 1960s” – on July 10th, the film will screen as part of a special event under the stars.
The evening will begin with a look into the Lunar Orbiter Recovery Image Project, followed by the Extraterrestrial screenings with Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project co-lead, Keith Cowing, and Hillman Photography Initiative Program Manager, Divya Rao Heffley. The event will conclude with the 2-Minute Film Festival, which will feature 26 short works representing a variety of genres, including narrative, animation, experimental, and documentary.
The 2-Minute Film Festival and the Extraterrestrial premiere will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the CMOA Sculpture Court. The festivities will include picnic food and an open bar. Guests are also encouraged to vote for their favorite films online. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the CMOA website.