NASA Space Voyager Doc, The Farthest, Released in Irish Cinemas Friday, 28 July

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NASA Space Voyager Doc, The Farthest, Released in Irish Cinemas Friday, 28 July

Following a string of rapturous reviews, Emer Reynolds’ award-winning NASA Space Voyager documentary, The Farthest, will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday, 28 July.

Dublin’s Light House Cinema in Smithfield will host a special opening night screening, which will be followed by a Q&A with Reynolds, together with crew members from the documentary. More information about the screening can be found here.

Produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge at Crossing the Line Productions, The Farthest, has received worldwide critical acclaim, following screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF)—where it scooped the coveted AUDI-ence award as well as Best Irish Documentary and the George Byrne Maverick Award, which was presented to Reynolds. Described by Screen Daily as a “thoughtful, intelligent” and a “soothing, deeply moving film”, The Farthest tells the story of one of humankind’s greatest achievements.

More than 12 billion miles away, a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space—the first manmade object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear 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.

The Farthest celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

The Farthest was supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB), HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, RTÉ, BBC, ZDF, Arte and PBS. The film will be released by Wildcard Distribution in Ireland on 28 July.

Watch the trailer here