|Man on a Mission
A film by Mike Woolf
83 minutes, documentary, color, English & Russian w/ English subtitles, 2012
Firmly ensconced in the geeky pantheon of computer legends since high school for his pioneering MMORGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games), Richard Garriott can afford to pursue his dreams - even the wildly improbable ones. For instance, following in his astronaut father's footsteps. NASA won't take you because of bad eyes? No problem! Pioneer your own private space industry and buy a $30 million seat on a Russian Soyuz rocket.
Richly funny and invigorating, Man on a Mission tags along with Richard on his quest to be the second Garriott into space. And maybe come back.
WINNER! Audience Award, SXSW
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"Genuinely awe-inspiring! A vicarious thrill for anyone who ever fantasized about becoming an astronaut." - Austin Chronicle
"Exhilarating!" - Los Angeles Times
"Inspirational!" - Chicago Sun-Times
"A must-see for stargazers of all ages!" - Variety
"Stunning shots of space! For the first time ever, a camera is rolling in the capsule during the return to Earth!" - Firedoglake
"I can't recall seeing another documentary that so effectively captures the thrill of space travel. Take your children to see this little beauty." - Smells Like Screen Spirit
"A film that every geek on this planet should see and share with their family!"
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