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      October 9, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      2400 West Bradley Avenue
      Champaign, Illinois 61821

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      Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, a film by Douglass M. Stewart Jr.

      Staerkel Planetarium and Giertz Gallery at Parkland College to host a film screening of 
      Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, a film by Douglass M. Stewart Jr.
       
      At the William M. Staerkel Planetarium, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
      Wednesday, October 9, at 7 pm
      Adults: $10; Senior/Student/Youth: $8 
       
      Free theremin performance before film screening in the lobby of the Staerkel Planetarium 
      by “Sea of Stars” featuring Gloria Roubel and Jason Finkelman from 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm
       
      Trailer: http://www.chesleybonestell.com/trailer.html

      What do the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the film "Destination Moon" and America's space program all have in common? They were each touched by the creative vision of a little known artist named Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986). Chesley inspired us to get to the moon by the use of his paintbrush. His mesmerizing depiction of "Saturn As Seen From Titan" became known as "the painting that launched a thousand careers." The documentary includes interviews with people who were influenced by or knew Chesley personally and punctuated with rare interview footage of Chesley himself. This documentary chronicles the extraordinary, nine-decade life of a quiet, artistic visionary, whose beautiful paintings continue to inspire us to reach for the stars.

      The William M. Staerkel Planetarium and Giertz Gallery at Parkland College present a film screening of Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future on Wednesday, October 9 at 7 pm at the planetarium. This award-winning documentary about the "Father of Modern Space Art" explores Bonestell’s impact on America’s enthusiasm for space that began as early as the 1940s and grew into a national phenomenon in the 1950s and ’60s. His visionary paintings and illustrations in science magazines, books, and science fiction movies inspired and continues to inspire scientists, artists, architects, engineers, and sci-fi enthusiasts alike.

      Categories: Film | Performing Arts

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