The Farthest | Special Presentation

Directed by Emer Reynolds
  • Ireland
  • 121 mins
  • 2017
  • English

Is it humankind's greatest achievement? 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our solar system and entering the void of deep space. It is the first manmade object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a plutonium generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity and all our creations. It could be the only thing to mark our existence. Perhaps someday an alien will find it and wonder.

In this powerful, poetic and cinematic feature documentary, The Farthest celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. Launched from a fractious planet, these pioneers sail on serenely in the darkness - an enduring testament to the ingenuity of humankind and the untapped limits of the human imagination.

Certification: PG | Consumer Advice: News archive disaster footage

Emer Reynolds’ new film is simply stunning. More than merely a story about the Voyager space mission, it’s about the team, the ambition and the dream.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Filmmaker in Attendance

Director Emer Reynolds and Voyager Project Manager (1977) John Casani will attend this screening.