359 – The Farthest (2017 documentary)

The Farthest Abr_JohnMurrayPoster_8-9_FPO” 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space. It is the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a plutonium generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity and all our creations. It could be the only thing to mark our existence. Perhaps some day an alien will find it and wonder. 636213257540063350-768825167_goldrec2The FarthestThe story of Voyager is an epic of human achievement, personal drama and almost miraculous success. Launched 16 days apart in Autumn 1977, the twin Voyager space probes have defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost 40 years later continue to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances. ”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6223974/

http://www.pbs.org/the-farthest/home/

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327 – American Made (2017)

spacetime coordinates: 1978 – 1986  USA // Panama // Colombia //  Nicaragua

american madeAmerican Made is a 2017 American biographical crime film directed by Doug Liman, written by Gary Spinelli and starring Tom CruiseDomhnall GleesonSarah Wright, Alejandro Edda, Mauricio Mejía, Caleb Landry Jones and Jesse Plemons. The plot focuses on Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who flew missions for the CIA and became a drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel in the 1980s. In order to avoid jail time, Seal became an informant for the DEA.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3532216/

Iran–Contra affair

326 – The Andromeda Strain (1971)

spacetime coordinates: 1971  Wildfire, underground laboratory in Nevada // Piedmont, New Mexico

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The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science fiction film produced and directed by Robert Wise. Based on Michael Crichton‘s 1969 novel of the same name and adapted by Nelson Gidding, the film stars Arthur HillJames OlsonKate Reid, and David Wayne as a team of scientists who investigate a deadly organism of extraterrestrial origin. With a few exceptions, the film follows the book closely. The special effects were designed by Douglas Trumbull. The film is notable for its use of split screen in certain scenes.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066769/

306 – Tracks (2013)

In 1977, Robyn Davidson travels from Alice Springs across 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) of Australian deserts to the Indian Ocean with her dog and four camels.  National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan documents her journey.34810_TRACKS_1sheet_FN2.inddTracks is a 2013 Australian drama film directed by John Curran and starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. It is an adaptation of Robyn Davidson‘s memoir of the same name.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2167266/

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“And there are new kinds of nomads, not people who are at home everywhere, but who are at home nowhere. I was one of them ”

292 – Never Let Me Go (2010)

spacetime coordinates:  1978 – 1985 – 1994  Sussex, EnglandNever-Let-Me-Go-movie-poster-1Never Let Me Go is a 2010 British dystopian romantic drama film based on Kazuo Ishiguro‘s 2005 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex GarlandNever Let Me Go is set in an alternative history and centres on Kathy, Ruth and Tommy portrayed by Carey MulliganKeira Knightley and Andrew Garfield respectively, who become entangled in a love triangle.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334260/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cloning

290 – Persepolis (2007)

spacetime coordinates: 1970s > 1980s > 1990s  Tehran / Vienna

persepolisPersepolis is a 2007 French-Iranian animated biographical film based on Marjane Satrapi‘s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud.  The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. The title is a reference to the historic city of Persepolis.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808417/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persepolis_(film)

 

259 – Zodiac (2007)

spacetime coordinates: 1969 > 1978 San Francisco

card inside 10-27-70Zodiac is a 2007 American mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher. The screenplay by James Vanderbilt is based on the 1986 non-fiction book of the same name by Robert Graysmith. The film stars Jake GyllenhaalMark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey, Jr.. _______ Zodiac tells the story of the manhunt for a notorious serial killer who called himself the “Zodiac” and killed in and around the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s, leaving several victims in his wake and taunting police with letters, blood stained clothing, and ciphers mailed to newspapers. The cases remain one of the United States’ most infamous unsolved crimes.

zodiacFincher, Vanderbilt and producer Bradley J. Fischer spent 18 months conducting their own investigation and research into the Zodiac murders. Fincher employed the digital Thomson Viper Filmstream camera to photograph most of the film with traditional high-speed film cameras used for slow-motion murder sequences.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443706/