2020 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nominee
Aspen Film, in collaboration with the Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series, and in partnership with NEON present:





Friday, May 8


Each ticket will be $3.99 and once purchased, you will have 72 hours to watch the film.


Directed by Matt Wolf, Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence ​in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. ​The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale ​and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.


Immediately following the film will be a pre-recorded panel with the film’s director, Matt Wolf and producer Stacey Reiss moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute.



How to watch:


1. Click our special link to visit NEON’s virtual cinema platform, where your one-time purchase of $3.99 will give you access to your virtual ticket to view the film.


2. To ensure that you are able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period, you will be required to create a free Vimeo account.


3. After you have created an account and entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours. You can view the film via the link in the receipt sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase.


4. You will be able to easily watch the film at any time within this period on any of the following platforms:
a. SMART TV (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast)
b. MOBILE DEVICE (iPhone, iPad, Android)
c. COMPUTER (by clicking on the link in your email receipt)


5. Need help? Please visit the FAQ page or contact


*The film will not be available for viewing BEFORE Friday, May 8.