GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

VILLAGE CINEMAS LAUNCESTON THURS 16 - SUN 19 MAY 2019

DOCUMENTARY

DON’T LOOK DOWN

DIRECTOR: DANIEL GORDON
UK / 2016
SUNDAY NOON / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 93 MINS

reminds us what real adventure looks like…

-Film Journal International

Don’t Look Down is the untold story behind Sir Richard Branson’s daring attempts to cross the Atlantic and Pacific in the mid 80s and early 90s in the world’s largest hot air balloon. Oscar-nominated director Daniel Gordon captures the intensity and passion of the team that was involved in this ambitious project, as well as a first-hand account from Branson himself – a dyslexic who can’t figure at one crucial moment which emergency cord to pull! The film uses previously unseen footage and interviews with all the major players to not only tell the inside story of Branson’s trans-oceanic balloon flights, but also to provide a unique look at the man himself, his upbringing, his wife’s influence on his confidence and success, the power of partnerships and loyalty, and his willingness to embrace risk.