Saturday evening Brad and I went to see a screening of “Moon.” We got there 30 minutes early, which was good because virtually all the seats were eventually taken. I assumed the high turnout was because the Sunshine was the only theater showing it below 42nd Street and because the weather was so crap-tastic but the real reason was probably what was revealed just before the previews ran: the film’s director would be holding a Q & A immediately following the credits.
I assume that this had been advertised but I was one of the lucky people to just stumble into it.
As I mentioned here before, I was excited for Moon and definitely thought it was an interesting picture with a lot of good ideas. It wasn’t perfect but definitely spurred some good conversation. Definitely an amazing debut for writer/director Duncan Jones and a very strong performance from Sam Rockwell, who is often the only actor on camera for film’s 97 minutes.
“Moon” is currently on limited release in NY and LA; I couldn’t find a date for a wide release (if there is one). Jones jokingly slash half-seriously described Sony Classic’s marketing plan as “word of mouth.”
Trivia: Duncan Jones is David Bowie’s son.