TFF: Point of No Return

Australian Premiere
Presented by Amber Electric
Followed by panel discussion with international celebrity athlete Samantha Gash, Young Australian of the Year and solar tuk-tuk adventurer Julian O’Shea, and founder of Amber Electric Chris Thomson.

OPENING NIGHT! This event will be followed by drinks and canapes in the Nova Bar & Kitchen.

POINT OF NO RETURN takes you behind the headlines of the first ever solar-powered flight around the world — where two courageous pilots take turns battling nature, their own crew, and sometimes logic itself, to achieve the impossible. Not just to make history, but to inspire a revolution.

Thirteen years ago, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg began building what many experts said was impossible — a solar-powered aeroplane capable of flying day and night.

With the wingspan of a 747 jet and the weight of a car, Solar Impulse is extremely fragile. High winds or turbulence can snap the wings in two. But the dangerous and historic trip tests more than their technology. In an unheated, unpressurized cockpit, the solo flight across the Pacific Ocean becomes a feat of endurance unlike any other in history.

Technical failures, unplanned landings, and stormy weather put the entire mission in jeopardy and drain the spirits of the team. To succeed, both Bertrand, a psychiatrist and balloonist, and André, an engineer and jet fighter pilot, must set aside their differences and go against the advice of their crew.

POINT OF NO RETURN explores what it takes to do something truly groundbreaking, and documents how their journey captivated people around the world. It’s a story of hope, courage, and perseverance that gets to the heart of what it will take to solve the biggest environmental threat humans have ever faced.

2017 | 95 min | USA
Directed by Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 95
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