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Roxy Theater Missoula, MT


Bryan von Lossberg

Missoula City Councilman; NASA Solar System Ambassador

Linoleum— "It’s not that simple…"

An exploration of astronaut dreams, identity, and love through NASA space mission stories.

Roxy Theater Missoula, MT

Film Synopsis

When the host of a failing children's science show tries to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, a series of bizarre events occur that cause him to question his own reality.

    When a satellite falls from the sky, Cameron (Jim Gaffigan) finds his life upended. A strange newcomer threatens his job as the host of a quaint children’s science show at the local television station, while his family life begins to crumble. His steely wife Erin (Rhea Seehorn) attempts to guide their wayward daughter, grow her own career, and deal with her husband’s increasingly bizarre behavior. Meanwhile, Cameron steadfastly ignores the series of odd events and mysterious individuals in his small hometown as he obsessively builds a rocket ship from the satellite debris, chasing a childhood dream. This quirky, sweet film leads to unexpected places, unfolding into a profound meditation on love as Cameron searches for meaning and adventure amongst the stars.

    About the Speaker

    Bryan von Lossberg loves to tell stories about space. He worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the early 90s and currently volunteers as a NASA Solar System Ambassador. Bryan served on Missoula City Council from 2014-2021 where he championed local policy around renewable energy, climate change, and acquisition of Missoula’s water utility. Bryan consults regarding renewable energy policy and was the campaign coordinator of the Solarize Missoula residential installation program. Formerly the Executive Director of Montana’s Alternative Energy Resources Organization and the Tahoe-Baikal Institute in California’s Lake Tahoe area, he has an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. Earlier, Bryan was an engineering manager at semiconductor equipment maker Applied Materials and at JPL, where he worked on the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission and the 1997 Mars Pathfinder program. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Bryan, his wife, and their daughter live in Missoula's Northside.