Baikonur, Earth – Panorama Europe Festival

Digital projection. A film of otherworldly beauty, Andrea Sorini’s gently surreal documentary study of the home of the Baikonur Cosmodrome—the world’s first space launch facility—achieves the feat of making life on Earth look as alien as any destination in the universe. Built for the launch of Sputnik in the 1950s, the Cosmodrome, located in a desert region of Kazakhstan, is still in use, for sending rockets to the International Space Station. Cows and camels wander through the sparsely populated streets, old churches and statues contrast the stark modernist architecture of the space program, and a karaoke bar is bathed in eerie blue light. Sorini’s film is a cinematic marvel, filled with strangely beautiful images and slowly building to a blast-off finale.

Director Andrea Sorini will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.











When: Fri., May 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave.
718-777-6888
Price: $15
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Digital projection. A film of otherworldly beauty, Andrea Sorini’s gently surreal documentary study of the home of the Baikonur Cosmodrome—the world’s first space launch facility—achieves the feat of making life on Earth look as alien as any destination in the universe. Built for the launch of Sputnik in the 1950s, the Cosmodrome, located in a desert region of Kazakhstan, is still in use, for sending rockets to the International Space Station. Cows and camels wander through the sparsely populated streets, old churches and statues contrast the stark modernist architecture of the space program, and a karaoke bar is bathed in eerie blue light. Sorini’s film is a cinematic marvel, filled with strangely beautiful images and slowly building to a blast-off finale.

Director Andrea Sorini will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.

Buy tickets/get more info now