PNC, LaPorte County Library Present “Europa Report”

The movie “Europa Report” will be shown Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1p.m. at the LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave., LaPorte thanks to a collaboration between the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series and the LaPorte County Public Library. The showings are free and open to the public.

The film is rated PG-13 for sci-fi, action and peril.

“Europa Report” is a fake documentary that presents a fictionalized look at a supposed space mission to the destination “Europa,” one of Jupiter’s largest moons. Six astronauts set out to travel 400 million miles to explore Europa to determine if it can support life, but something goes wrong during the flight. The “documentary” chronicles what happens as the spacecraft hurdles through space for months while no one on earth knows their fate.

The “Washington Post” describes that the film is so engrossing and the images so arresting that audience members might have to be reminded this isn’t an IMAX documentary at the Air and Space Museum.”

The ”New York Times” describes that the film “communicates the chilling vastness of deep space and the human cost of probing its secrets.”

Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features various events throughout the year. A complete schedule of events can be found at www.pnc.edu. For more information about this film, or any event in the Odyssey series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations, at 785-5200, ext.  5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.