Aurora Picture Show presents Orbit(Film) from Rooftop Films and Cinemad


Bring your blankets and chairs for a night of film under the stars. Sugar Hill Recording Studios will host a performance by Space City Gamelan, an Indonesian orchestra, while gardeners host tours through the Meredith Gardens. Black Orbit Cafe will also be on-hand, but feel free to bring a picnic — glass containers are not permitted.

Rooftop Films and Cinemad will then present a collaborative, feature-length movie about our solar system, where every planet is represented by a short film. Each film is made by a different filmmaker who deals with the science of outer space through creative and emotional storytelling and visual poetry.

Some or all of the original source material will come from NASA footage, reinterpreted by each filmmaker to make a portrait of their respective planet. Filmmakers include: Brent Hoff, Ben Coonley, Jessica Oreck, Mike Plante, Brian Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Kelly Sears, Bill Brown, Travis Wilkerson and Deborah Stratman.

Curators/filmmakers Mike Plante and Mark Elijah Rosenberg will be in attendance.


Orbit(Film) Teaser from Mike Plante on Vimeo.



Mandell Park
1653 Bonnie Brae Street
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free
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