Spaceship Earth (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 55m
“It was science fiction without the fiction”

Having premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2020, Matt Wolf’s (Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, Teenage, Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project) extraordinarily compelling Spaceship Earth is the perfect film for right now. A stranger-than-fiction study of eight visionaries who from 1991 spent two years quarantined inside a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2, the experiment was a worldwide sensation, chronicling daily existence in the face of life-threatening ecological disaster and growing skepticism that it was little more than a cult. This documentary is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can rethink the world we live in.

★★★★ “If ever a documentary was in tune with the spirit of lockdown it is this very absorbing film” — The Guardian


Matt Wolf