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Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future

A biography of "The Father of Space Art" Chesley Bonestell

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Overview

Genre
Biography, Science, History, and Arts
Synopsis

What do the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the film "Destination Moon" and America's space program all have in common? They were each touched by the creative vision of a forgotten artist named Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986). Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future is the first-ever documentary to focus on the amazing life and works of “The Father of Space Art.” Bonestell’s paintings of worlds beyond our own helped create America’s space program. On the eve of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing, it can be said that Chesley was a man who helped get us to the moon, not with technology, but with a paintbrush. This multi-award-winning film compellingly combines art, science fiction and science fact to engagingly tell the story of Bonestell’s life and his uncanny predictive ability to create visions of distant worlds that still resonate deeply within us.

Stage
finished
Running time
96, 60 or 50 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
DMS Production Services, Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
4
Locations
San Francisco, Carmel, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, Chicago

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
Newport Beach Film Festival, Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, InScience Film Festival, Les Utopiales Festival International de Science Fiction
Awards
Best Documentary: Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary: Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, Audience Award for Art, Architecture + Design: Newport Beach Film Festival
Distribution
Educational Distribution through Tugg.
Language
English
Subtitles
English

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