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SXSW Film Premiere: Tom Sachs: A Space Program

In A Space Program, Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the Red Planet, providing audiences with a first-person look inside his studio and methods.

The film is both a piece of art in its own right and a record of Sachs’s incredible installation Space Program 2.0: MARS, which opened at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012. For Space Program 2.0: MARS, Sachs and his team built an entire space program guided by the philosophy of bricolage: a process of constructing and creating from a diverse range of available things.

The team ultimately sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question: Are we alone? (2015, 72 min.)

Additional SXSW Screenings

A Space Program
Tuesday, March 17, 2:15P
Marchesa Theatre
6226 Middle Fiskville Road

A Space Program
Thursday, March 19, 3P
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
1120 South Lamar Boulevard

Admission: SXSW Film badge and wristband holders receive priority and free access; general admission $10. Limited capacity. SXSW guidelines here.

SXSW Interactive, Film, and Music badge holders receive FREE admission to The Contemporary Austin's Jones Center and Laguna Gloria locations for the duration of the festival. Please note Laguna Gloria will be closed for a private event March 16–18.