2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Screening of Sky Line (2015 Documentary)
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Free. Registration and photo ID required.
In his 22nd century-set 1979 novel, The Fountains of Paradise, noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke imagined an elevator connecting Earth with an orbiting satellite, eliminating the need for costly and environmentally destructive rockets. While scientists have considered such a project, they have been hampered by the lack of sufficiently advanced technology...until now. Sky Line follows a group of scientists and entrepreneurs as egos collide in an attempt to reach for the stars.
Washington, D.C. premiere. Run time: 74 minutes. Directed by Miguel Drake-McLaughlin and Jonny Leahan. A discussion with Miguel Drake-McLaughlin and Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, follows the screening.
Free. Reservations and photo IDs are required.
Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU