Our Place in Space | Darren Aronofsky in Conversation

Our Place in Space | Darren Aronofsky in Conversation

Queens Film Theatre, Belfast

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Academy Award-nominated Director Producer and Screenwriter, Darren Aronofsky, will be in conversation with Joan Parsons, Head of Queens Film Theatre, to discuss his remarkable career.

Widely known for his thought-provoking and intelligent filmmaking, Aronofsky was once asked if he deliberately aims to make audiences feel uncomfortable. He replied:

I definitely want to make them feel something, I’m inspired by the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, where I grew up. It is the greatest ride in the world. I’ve also tried to construct my films with the same structure: intense, on the edge of your seat”.

During this event, Darren will also discuss what drove him to create One Strange Rock — his ten-part series which explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth — one of the most peculiar and unique places in the Universe.

Tickets for this event will go live at 12pm on Wednesday 1 June.

Meet Darren Aronofsky

Aronofsky has directed six films that have earned or been nominated for awards such as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the American Film Institute. He won the Sundance Film Festival’s Directing Award for Pi, his first feature film, before going on to write and direct some of the most controversial films in recent years, including Requiem for a Dream, the Oscar-nominated Black Swan, and The Wrestler.

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So, what exactly is Our Place in Space?

Centred around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers with scientist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Our Place in Space is a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programme.

Read more about it, signup to the newsletter and generally be wowed via the Our Place in Space website.

Our Place in Space
is one of 10 projects commissioned for the Unboxed: Creativity in the UK 2022.

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