One of the most cleverly named documentaries we've seen at Mountainfilm, Lunarcy! is wonderful and disarming. The film follows several characters who have gone completely bonkers for the moon: Alan Bean is one of the 12 men who have walked on the moon and is now creating moon art with relics from his trip; Dennis Hope discovered a loophole in the 1967 U.N. Outer Space Treaty that bans nations from claiming ownership of extra-terrestrial bodies, but not individuals; and Christopher Carson aims to be the first citizen of a colonized moon with the slogan “Luna City or Bust.” While there is definitely something quirky about these lunar lovers, they also realize humans are on a dangerous trajectory on earth, so they are looking for an escape hatch. As Director Simon Ennis says of his characters: "They were always focused on reaching for something bigger than the humdrum everyday world around us. Everyone was motivated by real optimism and a yearning for transcendence. And that’s something I can absolutely relate to.”
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