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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

Dir: Ziga Virc
Germany / Qatar / Slovenia / Croatia / 2016 / 88mins

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 3 Mar 2017 - Mon 13 Mar 2017
Price: £9 (£7 concessions) / £5 OFF PEAK
There are currently no screenings of this film.

In this engrossing debut, director Ziga Virc blurs the lines between fact and fiction to explore the myths behind the space race and a supposed multi-billion-dollar deal involving America’s purchase of Yugoslavia’s space program in the early 1960s.

Deftly combining archival footage with modern-day interviews with philosopher Slavoj Žižek and some of the key figures in the film’s investigation—including a former Yugoslavian space engineer, an American historian, and a retired Yugoslav People’s Army general—Houston, We Have a Problem! is a fascinating meta-examination of Cold War foreign diplomacy and myth-building, and the lies, manipulation, and dirty games that go into the construction of a national identity.

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