Genre: Documentaries, Family
Accessibility: Open Caption
Film Year: 2022
Film Length: 105 min.
Director: Ryan White
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