To understand the royal "us" — us as individuals and us as a society, civilization and planet — sometimes we need a new perspective.
Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman recently accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. John Burroughs, a brilliant composer, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession, and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes, and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. Estranged from the world and the selves they once knew, the two outsiders begin an unlikely love affair, which reawakens them to life. But when one of them is presented with the opportunity to travel to the other Earth and embrace an alternative reality, which new life will they choose?
In this auspicious debut, director/co-writer Mike Cahill offers a taut, superbly conceived science-fiction romance that marks the emergence of the multitalented actor/co-writer Brit Marling. Marrying character with high concept, ANOTHER EARTH lures audiences to go where no one has gone before.Sundance Film Festival 2011
To understand the royal “us” – us as individuals and us as a society/civilization/planet – sometimes we need a new perspective. We need to get outside of us and objectively observe. The question then becomes - how would we judge ourselves – compassionately, harshly, fairly? Could we find empathy for a version of us that made a horrible mistake? Mike Cahill