Alfonso Cuarón went through production hell over the past seven years between the highly acclaimed Children Of Men and his latest film, the space thriller Gravity. He finally settled at Warner Bros. with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts struggling to survive in the aftermath of an accident in Earth’s orbit. The film has received wild praise at film festivals over the summer, and James Cameron called it “the best space photography ever done.” There’s no hard sell on this one: It’s a highly anticipated new film from a director who has been away from the big screen too long.
Gravity opens in Chicago on October 4, but we’ve got 50 passes to an early screening at the Navy Pier IMAX on Monday, September 30. All you have to do is follow this link to Gofobo and enter the code AVCLUBYFT9 to obtain a pass. Read a synopsis and watch the trailer below.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.