37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Good Night Oppy


In 2003, NASA sent Opportunity, a robotic rover, to Mars for a planned 90-day mission. Fifteen years later, the ambitious robot, nicknamed “Oppy,” was still defying the odds with its perseverance, scientific value, and vitality. Tasked with searching out signs of life across the surface of the Red Planet, “Oppy” created a remarkable connection with the renowned scientists on the ground, from its inception and launch to its final transmitted message: “My battery is low, and it’s getting dark.”

Narrated by Angela Bassett and featuring CGI technology by Amblin Entertainment, this is a lovely and moving journey that uncovers the true heart of scientific exploration. A heartwarming documentary for the whole family, and sneakily offers what could be the best soundtrack of the Virginia Film Festival.

This film will be presented with Open Captions and the on stage presentations will include ASL interpretation.

“An exciting, educational and entertaining film, set to instil wonder in audiences of just about any age” -POV Magazine, Jason Gorber



Thursday, November 3


8:00 PM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Ryan White

Runtime: 105 min.

Year: 2022

Country: USA

Language: English

Accessibility: Open Captions


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