The Mars Generation
Recommended for ages 10 and up. World Premiere.
The Mars Generation, by director Michael Barnett is the first Sundance Festival KIDS film selected to be the Salt Lake City Opening Night Film. This screening will not only kick off the festival in Salt Lake City, but will be the film's world premiere.
This film, which literally reaches for the stars, frames a vital space program as reflecting a society that values innovation, unites behind a common goal, and promotes and engages with the next generation's dreams, vision, and potential. Alongside powerful footage of US space exploration of yore and interviews with the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye 'the Science Guy,' and astronaut Sunita Williams, we follow young teens (self-proclaimed "space nerds") attending a NASA space camp and who aspire to be astronauts, engineers, and scientists passionately determined to push boundaries and reach the Red Planet.
Utah Film Center, in collaboration with Sundance Institute, is excited to bring back the Sundance Film Festival KIDS section! KIDS screenings take place in Park City and Salt Lake City during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival January 19–29. Tickets are only $10!