An obsessive astronomer and his unconventional research partner probe their difficult pasts while searching for proof of the existence of life on distant planets, in this emotive sci-fi drama about the importance of making contact.
Director Akash Sherman crafts a remarkably compassionate sci-fi drama that captures the palpable thrill of being on the edge of discovery.
Isaac Bruno is an astronomer consumed with searching the cosmos for evidence of life. When his obsession jeopardizes his career, he ignores a friend’s advice to get his life back on track and instead delves deeper into his research — in part to escape from a tragedy in his past. After Isaac meets an artist named Clara, who shares his fascination with space and has a keen eye for detecting patterns, the two begin an unlikely collaboration sifting through mounds of newly released stellar data in the hopes of making a monumental discovery.
Stay for the Q&A after
Dr. Doug Welch (Physics & Astronomy) served as a Science Advisor for Clara. He will join director and creator Akash Sherman to take questions about the film and discuss the intersection between real-life science and the existential questions that continue to challenge us.