Space Travel: First Men In the Moon (1964)
In 1899, an eccentric British scientist invents a substance can “deflect” gravity. He coats a large metallic sphere with the stuff and, together with his two charming neighbors, lifts off on mankind’s first voyage to the moon. Based on an H.G. Wells story, this delightful fantasy (with serious undertones) boasts visual effects by the legendary Ray Harryhausen.
Space Travel is part of a summer-long series of family-friendly sci-fi films, presented free throughout the summer, coinciding with the exhibition Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. Some of these are movies that George Lucas has cited as being his favorites, others are examples of the vast variety of pre-Star Wars fantasy, science fiction and adventure that fired the imaginations of young audiences in the 1950s and earlier. Raised on the infinite possibilities of movies, this was a generation ready to embrace Lucas’s vision. Each feature film will be preceded by one chapter from the three original Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s. (approx. 110 min.)
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