The Dish

Director: Rob Sitch
Starring: Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton
Duration: 97 min

Neil Armstrong’s giant step for mankind is probably the most legendary television broadcast of all time. However, not many people know the transmission came from Australia from a huge satellite dish placed in a paddock of sheep. THE DISH is the remarkable story of how a group of Australian scientists were suddenly called into action when it was discovered that the Californian dish wouldn't be ideally situated to take the pictures. This delightfully funny film displays a genuine affection for the scientists and townsfolk who played their part in history. Amongst a uniformly brilliant cast, Sam Neill gives a great performance as the manager of the satellite station, rallying his team when the pressure is on.

The screening will be followed by a live video conversation with Bradford-born Mike Dinn, who was Deputy Director of Operations at Honeysuckle Creek on the night of the broadcast.

General admission screenings

Sat 20th Jul

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