New Frontier Exhibition ClaimJumper 573 Main St. Friday, Janaury 22–Friday, January 29, 1:00–8:00 p.m.
New Frontier Gateway 136 Heber Ave. Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29, 5:30–8:00 p.m., VR BAR Saturday, Janaury 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
This exceptionally animated VR lets viewers step into the shoes of astronaut Mark Watney as he performs tasks that will facilitate his chances for survival and rescue. Viewers can fly onto the surface of Mars, steer at zero gravity through space, drive a rover, and experience other key scenes from Ridley Scott’s hit film The Martian.
Robert Stromberg is a founder and CCO of The Virtual Reality Company. He is also a two-time Academy Award winner for the production design on Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. His recent directorial debut for Disney’s Maleficent has grossed over $750 million in the worldwide box office. Stromberg is recognized for designing many of the most iconic and immersive environments in recent cinema.
Director/producer Sir Ridley Scott has been honored with Academy Award nominations for best director for his work on Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, and Thelma & Louise; all three films earned him DGA Award nominations. Scott’s most recent directorial credits include The Martian, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Prometheus, and The Counselor. In addition to his Academy Award and DGA nominations, he also earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for best director for American Gangster.