Search

THE HUNT FOR PLANET B

Nathaniel Kahn / United States / 2021 / 93 min / International Premiere
The story of building NASA’s new Webb Telescope — the space-science event of the decade – and the female scientists who will use it to look for another Earth.

Taking us behind the scenes with NASA’s new high-stakes Webb Telescope, the largest space observatory ever built, ‘The Hunt for Planet B’ follows a pioneering group of scientists, many of them women, on their quest to find a living planet among the stars. What begins as a real-time scientific adventure turns into a deep meditation on human longing. On the brink of seeing farther out than ever before, we find ourselves looking back at our own imperiled planet – and seeing it with new eyes.