Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), helming his last flight before retirement. Then, during a routine space walk by the pair, disaster strikes: the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Ryan and Matt stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As fear turns to panic, they realize that the only way home may be to venture further into space.
This screening is part of the ‘Breathless Sensation’ film strand to accompany our exhibition The Forgotten Showman. These selections highlight films which have pushed the creative boundaries to create wonder in audiences.