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Alfonso Cuarón, 2013
USA | Format: 3D Digital Projection | 91 minutes
Due to the impending storm, Alfonso Cuarón is no longer able to travel to NYC. He will still participate in the conversation via Skype. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Alfonso Cuarón’s riveting drama Gravity is a taut 90-minute emotional journey, captured with breathtaking and groundbreaking effects. Sandra Bullock, who holds the screen alone for much of the film, delivers a layered performance as a scientist on her first trip to space. The film’s much-discussed opening take sets the scene: what starts as routine spacewalk peppered with witty banter, courtesy of a veteran astronaut played by George Clooney, quickly turns into turbulent, gut-wrenching ride. From there, Gravity becomes a story of isolation and survival set in the unforgiving realm of space. The film, which has struck a chord with critics and audiences, earned 10 Academy Award® nominations (Best Picture, Director, Actress, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects). In addition, Cuáron was recently honored with the Best Director Award from the Directors Guild of America. Gravity will be screened in 3D and Alfonso Cuarón will participate in a post-screening conversation about the film and his career via Skype.