October 18th, 2011
Touch the Sky
We tend to hear more from friends who want to run off and join the circus than from circus folk who want to run off and join the space station.
Guy Laliberté is used to pushing his Cirque du Soleil performers to new heights, but we’ll watch the famed founder fly even higher in the feature documentary Touch the Sky. Directed by Adrian Wills, this film transports the viewer from Laliberté’s space training in Russia right up to his week-long visit to the International Space Station, sharing the frustrations and challenges of preparing for space travel as well as the absolute exhilaration of actually getting there.
The only thing we’re left wondering is “What’s next, M. Laliberté?” —Jennifer Nachshen