Another Earth

July 26, 2011

(Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

If you could meet your other you, what would you say?

That’s the core question in Another Earth, now playing. Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.

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