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Aspen Art Museum


Movies at the Museum: The Lebanese Rocket Society

Mar 27, 2015
7:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

Aspen Art Museum’s moving image initiative places film and video, arguably the most dominant art form of the last fifty years, in direct dialogue with contemporary art practices on view.

About the film

The Lebanese Rocket Society


Directed by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

92 min

This extraordinary tale explores a Lebanese space adventure. In the early sixties, during the Cold War and at the apex of Pan-Arabism, a group of utopian students and researchers enters the race to space by creating the Lebanese Rocket Society. Sometimes, dreams can overtake a tormented history…

This evening’s screening takes place at 7 p.m. in Gallery 4, featured in conjunction with the exhibition The Future Yesterday.

Support for Movies at the Museum is provided by The Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.