Mike Woolf's Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road to the Stars is playing in Austin this week, and you can catch it the Alamo Drafthouse! The Austin-based filmmaker and his crew premiered the film, winner of best documentary feature at the 2010 SXSW festival, with a Q&A at the Drafthouse last week:
Watch the trailer and read some rave quotes from reviewers below. You can get your tickets to the show here!
"You can sense the joy Richard Garriott feels in achieving a lifelong dream…his father
watching him blast off and return lend the proceedings real poignancy."
- Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
"Exquisite, genuinely awe-inspiring… A thrilling wonder story of two generations of
dreamy stargazers and pragmatic, practical Earthmen who gave their lives and livelihoods
over to their childhood dreams of space travel." - Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle
"This is a film that every geek on this planet should see and share with their family...
This film must be seen." - Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool News
"Inspirational!" - Jana J. Monji, Chicago Sun-Times
"An up-close and personal look at space travel… A must-see for stargazers of all ages."
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"A vicarious thrill for anyone who ever fantasized about becoming an astronaut."
- Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle
"A disarmingly enthusiastic documentary about how its subject eventually found his
own way into orbit. Summons up the childlike wonder and optimism inherent in space
exploration." - Alison Willmore, AV Club
Go to last week's Badass Broadcast, where Tommy talks about putting together the pre-show for Man on a Mission!