The lovely folks at Calgary Cinemateque have invited me to host an afternoon of poetry and film. Featuring a screening of MOON and readings by Christian Bok, Larissa Lai and Ken Hunt, this event promises to reveal the terrible secrets of space and the shudder of the cosmic void…


Saturday March 21st


The Plaza Theatre

1113 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB

with readings by Ken Hunt, Christian Bok and Larissa lai; hosted by derek beaulieu.

About MoonDIR. DUNCAN JONES | 2009 | 97MIN | 14A

An astronaut miner extracting the precious moon gas that promises to reverse the Earth’s energy crisis nears the end of his three-year contract, and makes an ominous discovery in this psychological sci-fi film starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. As Sam’s contract comes to an end, the lonely astronaut looks forward to returning to his wife and daughter down on Earth, where he will retire early and attempt to make up for lost time. With only two weeks to go before he begins his journey back to Earth, Sam starts feeling strange: he’s having inexplicable visions, and hearing impossible sounds. Then, when a routine extraction goes horribly awry, it becomes apparent that Lunar hasn’t been entirely straightforward with Sam about their plans for replacing him. The new recruit seems strangely familiar, and before Sam returns to Earth, he will grapple with the realization that the life he has created may not be entirely his own. Up there, hundreds of thousands of miles from home, it appears that Sam’s contract isn’t the only thing about to expire. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi