ArtYard’s Big Screen Wonders Film Festival is a series dedicated to films that demand a giant screen. The festival includes feature films and virtual conversations with artists behind them to engage the audience. The films will be screened on ArtYard’s two-story-tall film screen in the McDonnell Theater on Saturday evenings in January.
The festival is curated by Joshua Handler, founder and programmer of Picturehouse 441, a series featuring intimate virtual Q&As with various filmmakers and actors.
The final film in the series is Gravity, followed by a conversation with Gravity’s award-winning visual special effects supervisor Tim Webber.
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity perfectly marries stunningly realistic visual effects with a universally relatable human story. Imbued with a genuine sense of wonder, this heart-stopping suspenseful filmmaking marvel also features a career-best turn from Sandra Bullock as an astronaut trying desperately to get back to Earth. Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Director, Gravity is a showcase for all involved and works best on a massive screen with immersive surround sound.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Run Time: 1h 31m
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.