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The Main 4 Sat, May 7, 2022 11:40 AM
The Main 5 Sat, May 14, 2022 1:50 PM
Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Nextwave Global Features
Family Friendly
Science & Technology
Family Drama
Release Year:2020
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Children's Jury Award - Riga International Film Festival
European Children's Film Festival award of the Saxon Art Minister + Junior Jury Award - Schilingel
Heart-on Award - Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival
Best Film (Teen Screen Competition) - Molodist Kyiv FF
Print Source:LevelK
Director:Olivier Pairoux
Producer:Annabella Nezri
Cinematographer:Thomas Rentier
Screenwriter:Eusebio Larrea
Olivier Pairoux
Editor:Maarten Janssens
Composer:The Penelopes
Principal Cast:Basile Grunberger
Yannick Renier
Albane Masson
Bérénice Baoo
Jean-Benoit Ugeux
Peter Van Den Begin


Age 10+, family drama

Landing in a new town with his astrophysicist dad, 11-year-old Jim is obsessed with traveling to space. When his new school announces the annual science contest, Jim is ready to step it up. Partnering with his shy classmate, Emma, Jim has no doubts that they will not only win, but that they will successfully leave the earth’s atmosphere. Little does he know that somewhat secretive Emma has her own dreams to prove. Unbeknownst to their respective parents, the kids set out to recreate Kittinger’s ‘Excelsior’ helium balloon project (first person to reach the frontier of space in the 1960s). Nostalgic vibes infuse this story of dreams and adventure. How far should we go to reach the stars and what happens when we leave the earth? Science, imagination, and wonder drive the unlikely pair’s DIY competitive space drama, but the real adventure begins when the small community comes together on the ground.

Director Biography

Olivier Pairoux

Born in 1977 in Belgium, Olivier Pairoux is director of Plug ?TL a Luxembourg private commercial general-interest television channel and has been an animator and producer. He is the director of the short film, “Puzzle” (2019) and the feature, Spaceboy (2021).