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At a moment when we are increasingly looking to the stars for a vision of a future and a path forward, filmmakers around the world have responded by transposing timeless themes of love, loss, family ties, and spiritual transcendence from the earth to the realm of outer space. The result has been a rich bounty of films contemplating what might become of humanity once we leave our planet behind. In this talk, Alice Winocour, director of the astronaut drama Proxima, will explore the variety of approaches that artists have taken to crafting such stories, and how those perspectives differ across countries, genres, genders, and production contexts.