The Martian
2016

The Picture House Pelham, NY

with

Commander Joel

The Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center

The Martian— How do astronauts eat in space?

A discussion of the way astronauts would have to prepare to make a mission to Mars, the feasibility of such a mission, as well as the reality of the rescue and other scenes depicted in the film, including how astronauts eat in space, featuring samples of freeze-dried ice cream and grapes.

The Picture House Pelham, NY

Film Synopsis

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney, presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit, and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian was nominated for three Golden Globes.