October 20 2:00 pm
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SUN OCT 20 | 2:00PM | PRYTANIA THEATRE
It’s 1862 and a rage for lighter-than-air flight has swept over Europe. Headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history, hoping not just for bragging rights but new discoveries about Earth’s atmosphere. As their perilous ascent reduces their chances of survival, the unlikely duo soon discover things about themselves—and each other—that help both of them find their place in the world. With Redmayne and Jones re-teaming for the first time since The Theory of Everything, The Aeronauts mixes period flourishes and high-altitude thrills.