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by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 5th, 2012

Orbit(Film), a whimsical and scientific omnibus of short films about our solar system, commissioned and created by Cinemad and Rooftop Films, is landing in Portland, Chicago and San Francisco in July.

Mike Plante (Cinemad) and Mark Elijah Rosenberg (Rooftop Films) commissioned acclaimed filmmakers to each make a film about a planet, dealing with the science of outer space through creative and emotional storytelling and visual poetry. Some or all of the original source material comes from NASA footage, reinterpreted by each filmmaker to make a portrait of the respective planet, so that the avant garde of art may inspire the avant garde of science.

The program is currently touring the world, screening at theaters, microcinemas, film festivals, planetariums and more. Here are the details about some upcoming shows on your planet:

PORTLAND
Saturday, July 7, 6pm & 8pm
at the Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton | Portland, OR 97202
Details & Tickets

SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, July 14, 8pm
at Artists Television Access (ATA)
992 Valencia Street | San Francisco, CA 94110
Details & Tickets

CHICAGO
Thursday, July 19, 6:30 – 10:30pm
Friday, July 27, 7:30pm
at the Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
presented by Chicago Filmmakers
Details & Tickets

And if you can’t attend the screenings, become a member of The Orbit(Film) Astronaut Appreciation Society to get free DVDs, glow-in-the-dark T-shirts, posters, stickers and more!

Orbit(Film) Poster

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