Film
VIEWPOINTS

FARTHEST

Directed by Emer Reynolds
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 120 Minutes International Premiere
FILM GUIDE FARTHEST
It asks the most basic questions about human existence, and the most complex. It demonstrates the simplest application of physics, and the most nuanced. The most unscientific aspect of its construction is also its most ethereal: the famed Golden Record. It blazed a trail beyond our solar system, a trail that won’t be followed by anyone in our lifetime. Voyager is a collection of paradoxes, least of all a masterpiece of ingenuity that has already become the first manmade object to journey into interstellar space.

With The Farthest, documentarian Emer Reynolds provides ample evidence that Voyager remains the most audacious project in human history, and one of humankind’s greatest successes. Through a rhapsodic collection of interviews, animations, photographs, and never-before-seen archival footage, she recreates the forty-five years it took the spacecraft to reach its current point in space, and the secrets it uncovered along the way. The enthusiastic men and women who built Voyager and nurtured it along its twelve-billion-mile flight (and counting) complete the film with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. The Farthest is a joyful celebration of a golden age of American curiosity, exploration, and the will to look up at the sky and ask, “Why not?”

—Cara Cusumano
Female Director(s), Documentary
About the Director(s)
Emer Reynolds is a multi-award winning director and editor. The Farthest, an epic tale of the Voyager spacecraft, is her first solo feature as director, following Grierson-nominated Here Was Cuba as co-director. Over the last two decades, Reynolds’ editing work has spanned feature films, TV drama and documentary.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2017
  • Length:
    120 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    International
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • CGI Visual Effects:
    Ian Benjamin Kenny
  • Executive Producer:
    John Rubin, Keith Potter, Sean B. Carroll, Dennis Liu
  • Sound Designer:
    Steve Fanagan
  • Editor:
    Tony Cranstoun
  • Archive Researcher:
    Aoife Carey
  • Director:
    Emer Reynolds
  • Producer:
    John Murray, Clare Stronge
  • Line Producer:
    Zlata Filipović
  • Composer:
    Ray Harman
  • Sound Recordist:
    Kieran Horgan
  • Screenwriter:
    Emer Reynolds
  • Cinematographer:
    Kate McCullough

Contacts
  • US Sales Contact
    Anne Tarrant
    Tangled Bank Studios
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Phone: 301 215 8647
    tarranta@hhmi.org
  • Print Source
    Seamus Connolly
    Crossing The Line Films
    Greystones, Co. Wicklow, 0000
    Phone: +353 1287 5394
    seamusconnolly@ctlfilms.com
  • Press Contact
    Adam Segal
    The 2050 Group
    Washington, DC 20004
    Phone: 202 422 4673
    adam@the2050group.com
  • International Sales Contact
    John Murray
    Crossing The Line Films
    Greystones Co. Wicklow, Phone: +353 1287 5394
    johnmurray@ctlfilms.com