ADDITIONAL SCREENING OF EUROPA REPORT
UCD Science Expression is screening EUROPA REPORT on Saturday 16th November at The Lighthouse Cinema.
A unique documentary-style science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space explorationcompany, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the ocean.
After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crew member, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.
‘An enthralling, refreshing departure from usual sci-fi fare...this film sets a new standard for realism in sci-fi.’-Popular Science
‘The rare science-fiction movie that manages to be both awe-inspiringly beautiful and realistically gritty. Tense, gorgeous and smart, this is a space exploration drama done right.’-io9
Europa Report will be introduced by Dr Steve Vance, Planetary Chemist and Astrobiologist Europa Clipper Acting Staff Scientist NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.