Calling All Earthlings – Movie Screening – August 24, 2019

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The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be presenting an outdoor screening of “Calling All Earthlings” on August 24, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. in the Yucca Valley Community Center Courtyard.

Special guest Producer and Director of the documentary, Jonathan Berman will also be present for a short Q&A after the film.

Bring your own chair or blanket and watch the film under the stars! Snacks will also be available for purchase.

Donations are very welcome.

“Calling All Earthlings”
A 1950’s Howard Hughes employee-confidante, George Van Tassel, uses alien guidance and Nikola Tesla’s ideas to build a time machine — The Integratron. Is he deluded, or could it actually work? As waves of devotees join him in the California desert, the FBI gets involved fearing insurrection and possibly more. Nearing completion, Van Tassel’s tale and the Integratron meet an unexpected end: the “workings” of the dome finally emerge. The unusual story is told by historians, astronomers and current residents of Joshua Tree, including the stewards of the Integratron, the Karl Sisters, and a galaxy of believers and skeptics alike.

Calling All Earthlings Website:
http://www.callingallearthlingsmovie.com/

This movie screening was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Visit www.calhum.org.

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Daniel Polk is a writer and anthropologist whose research focuses on water politics in the Southwest and Latin America. He studied history at UC Riverside and has a PhD in anthropology from Princeton University. He has written for public audiences and presented at academic conferences throughout the United States and abroad. He has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Autry National Center and Huntington Library and as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. His current research looks at the history of water management in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys.