Kim's Staff Pick
An absorbing documentary about the bizarre story of participants in the Biosphere 2 project.
Director: Matt Wolf
Kim's Staff Pick
113mins / 2020 / USA
A true, stranger-than-fiction adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered biodome called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life-threatening ecological disaster and growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers could potentially reimagine a new world.
★★★★ - "If ever a documentary was in tune with the spirit of lockdown it is this very absorbing film" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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As we have been unable to operate at our previous full capacity since reopening, and with safety measures unlikely to be able to relax anytime this year, we are facing mounting building rental costs, film licensing costs and other overheads that were previously viable when we were open at full capacity.
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