The Martian (Movie)
Nov 07, 2023 | 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Diana Plopa
Note: The morning movie viewing and afternoon discussion are intended to be taken together. Please plan to select both when registering.
Please join us as we view the movie, The Martian, in the morning and then spend the afternoon together discussing various aspects of the movie.
Synopsis: six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.
But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
The film was produced in 2015. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Matt Damon in the title role, with a supporting cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. The run time for the film is 2 hours, 24 minutes. The film is rated PG-13.
About the Presenter: Diana Kathryn Plopa is an indie author of several books in multiple genres. She teaches a writing workshop curriculum she developed, "The Passionate Plotter Program," for children and adults. She is a professional book editor, and she hosts a podcast program, Indie Reads Aloud, that features indie authors and their stories. Diana is an accomplished MORE presenter now offering this new and innovative class.