THE DISH
TUESDAY 19 - 14H30
 
 
Director : Rob Sitch
Australia / 2002 / 97 minutes / 35 mm / colour / comedy
Production : Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch, Michael Hirsh

Cast : Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Patrick Warbuton, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell.
It’s the 20th July, 1969 and in a few hours, the first man will walk on the Moon. For the small town of Parkes, this event is also an adventure. Their radio telescope, the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, is responsible for tracking this historical space mission. The small staff at the dish consists of Cliff and his colleagues who, although may not be as well equipped as NASA nor have the same qualifications as their American counterparts, become part of the historic event.


Based on a true story, The Dish shows that behind every achievement, lies not only technology but also men, women, dreams, will power and a little bit of luck.