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Film, Q&A: Chesley Bonestell

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Film, Q&A: Chesley Bonestell



Start Date/Time

11/3/2018 6:00 PM

End Date/Time

11/3/2018 8:00 PM

Type of Event

Arts and Culture


UCR ARTS,,, 9518274787


Saturday, November 3, 2018
Reception: 6pm
Screening and QandA: 7pm

“Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With the Future”


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). His mesmerizing depiction of "Saturn As Seen From Titan" became known as "the painting that launched a thousand careers." Told by the people who were influenced by or knew Chesley personally, and punctuated with rare interview footage of Chesley himself, this documentary chronicles the extraordinary, nine-decade life of a quiet, artistic visionary, whose beautiful paintings continue to inspire us to reach for the stars.

The film will be introduced by the filmmaker’s son, Kyle Stewart (UCR Engineering ’13)

Following the screening, there will be a QandA session with Douglass M. Stewart Jr, as well as Rocco Lardiere, who appears in the film. Mr. Lardiere has been on the rocket launch teams for over 200 space missions, including NASA planetary explorations.

Winner, Audience Award in "Art, Architecture and Design", Newport Beach Film Festival 2018


Cost: Free

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