Getting together in a virtual space? The Wende Museum is still doing their Friday Night Film Series, in the comfort of your own home.
Check in tonight for ‘In the Dust of the Stars’ (Im Staube der Sterne) This 1976 science fiction film follows Commander Akala of the Cynro spaceship and her crew after they crash-land on the mysterious planet TEM 4 while attempting to respond to a distress call. The crew disembarks to investigate, only to find that TEM 4’s leader, Ronk, claims the distress call was a mistake. Suspicions mount when the crew uncovers the planet’s hidden reality.
This stylized East German and Romanian co-production features bold art direction that juxtaposes desolate pseudo-moonscapes with vivid costuming. Streaming on Kanopy, free with a library card. Get immediate access to a LAPL e-card or LA County Library Digital Card, or go to www.wendemuseum.org/programs/virtual-friday-night-films-wende.