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The Aeronauts

Directed by Tom Harper

UK | Fiction Feature | 101

20 Nov
Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm PT

Guests Expected

This event will include a brief post-screening award presentation and an in-depth Q&A with director Tom Harper; producer Todd Lieberman; Ved Chirayath, Director, NASA Ames Laboratory for Advanced Sensing & Research Scientist, Earth Sciences Division; and Aparna Venkatesan, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of San Francisco


SFFILM’s Sloan Science in Cinema Prize, created in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, celebrates achievement in rendering the worlds of science and scientists through the language of film with a screening event and onstage conversation with the film’s creators and experts in the scientific fields being depicted.

This event is free and open to SFFILM members and invited guests.

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and furthering scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.


Film Details

Language English

Year 2019

Runtime 101

Country UK/USA

Director Tom Harper

Producer Tom Harper, Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman

Writer Jack Thorne

Editor Mark Eckersley

Cinematographer George Steel

Music Steven Price

Cast Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne