NEON screened Matt’s Wolf’s Spaceship Earth outdoors in New York City on May 6, becoming the first outdoor screening of quarantine

Jesus Figueroa

No matter the circumstances, and these are certainly unforeseeable ones, NEON remains committed to the big screen.

To that end, on May 6, NEON screened their latest film “Spaceship Earth.”

“Spaceship Earth” was projected on a blank wall on Bowery and Houston, making it the first outdoor screening in New York City since the beginning of their quarantine.

People in surrounding buildings were given the screening information and were told to download the WallTime app to listen to the audio.

Director Matt Wolf was in attendance for an intro and Q&A.

Rooftop Films worked with NEON on the logistics.

The response was fantastic and while nothing can fully replace the experience of watching a film in a theater, this city-scape projection allowed NEON to bring the film to an unconventional big screen, continuing to keep the cinematic experience and community alive during these uncertain times. 
“Spaceship Earth” is available everywhere now.

“Spaceship Earth” is the true, stranger-than-fiction adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside 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.

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