Spaceship Earth
Directed & Produced by Matt Wolf
2020, 115 minutes


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Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a 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 can potentially reimagine a new world.

Spaceship Earth premiered in the US Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Following the Covid-19 quarantine, Neon launched the film with an innovative release, including 250+ virtual cinema partners, drive-in movie screenings, and urban projections. The film is being released globally through 2020.

Neon Presents 
An Impact Partners and a RadicalMedia Production
in association with Stacey Reiss Productions
Produced by Stacey Reiss & Matt Wolf
Edited by David Teague 
Score by Owen Pallett - Listen



Matt Wolf’s layered, absorbing and sympathetic new documentary, is a madly inventive primer on responsible dystopian-hermetic living. But the film would make for fascinating viewing under any circumstances. - LA Times

A model of documentary craft, showcasing mainstream narrative nonfiction at its apex… hands audiences a new metaphor for, well, pretty much everything. - RogerEbert.com

A moving spark of idealism in our darkening current world. – Variety

[Wolf] keeps his eye on a much bigger picture, which is how a hippie-utopian notion became an unlikely reality — and then turned into an Icarus-like parable of how big business and activism aren’t always the best bedfellows. - Rolling Stone

Viewed as a sort of epic Happening, an expression of the healthiest, most adventurous aspects of the counterculture as well as the fervent desire to protect the planet, the Biosphere 2 that emerges from Wolf’s documentary merits respect, even awe. - New York Magazine

An oddball adventure… wonderfully bizarre, it has the twists and turns of a funnel cake. –
New York Post

Sensational. A Wonder to behold. – Polygon

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