Our Heavenly Bodies

Our Heavenly Bodies

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  • Hanns Walter Kornblum


  • Paul Bildt
  • Willy Kaiser-Heyl
  • Theodor Loos

An exploration of the whole human knowledge of the 1920s about the world and the universe.

In 1925, German director Hanns Walter Kornblum set out to create a film unlike any that had come. His aim was a film that would serve as both a summation of all the astronomical knowledge available at the time and a dreamy investigation of what wonders might await humanity at the advent of space travel. With the help of 15 special effects technicians and nine cameramen, Kornblum's film is a technical marvel, one that revels in the beauty and mysteries of the universe.

Past Programs


The Mysteries of the Universe

Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN



Planetary imagination

Block Cinema: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL