"The Outer Limits: Dark Star" Free Outdoor Film Screening -- Presented By International House Philadelphia

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
IHP Courtyard, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

dir. John Carpenter, US, 1974, Blu-ray, 84 mins, color

John Carpenter’s student film, made with writer Dan O’Bannon (who would later find fame with Alien, Lifeforce and Total Recall), follows a shabby crew whose mission is to destroy “unstable planets” which might disturb the future colonization of outer space. Twenty years into their mission, the crew has become listless and lazy, ultimately creating room for a simple mistake that could threaten their survival. Can the astronauts be saved by the most unlikely of weapons: phenomenology?

Astrovac: Zero Gravity Personal Body Wash Unit
prod. Fairchild-Republic, ca. 1970, DVD, 5 mins, color

In this industrial film, the Republic Aviation Division of Fairchild Hiller Corporation demonstrates a proposed system for astronauts to keep themselves clean in zero gravity. Simple to use! But you may need a shower yourself after seeing this apparatus at work.

Free admission. Please bring chairs and blankets; rain or shine.

Event Type: 
Community Events