The Artist and the Astronaut – A Documentary Screening and Discussion

Jan 21 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An unlikely love story between civil rights activist and artist Pat Musick and Apollo astronaut Jerry Carr highlights the simple connections in life that make us all human. Pat and Jerry  would grow up in the same neighborhood and go to the same schools. Pat would travel thousands of miles and Jerry would travel millions of miles before they would eventually meet each other in Houston, Texas.

The Artist and the Astronaut proves that curiosity, perseverance, and empathy for others are powerful agents of change in even the most uncertain of times. This documentary traces the lives and work of Pat Musick and Col. Jerry Carr. While a civil rights activist / artist and an Apollo astronaut may seem diametrically opposed, their unlikely love story highlights the simple connections in life that make us all human.

PLEASE NOTE – We do not issue physical tickets. After you have registered, your name will be on our guest list. Upon arrival, you will check in at the front desk.

A reception will follow the screening and Q&A.

Click HERE to view the trailer.

Bill MuenchBill Muench
 is a teacher, musician, basketball coach, and now, director. While Muench has been passionate about film and editing for much of his life, this is his first full length documentary. Bill has traveled across the United States to meet with historians, activists, and former astronauts. The final production is now five years in the making, but Muench continues to be driven by its lessons in perseverance, hope, and gratitude.

Todd Hobin is an American singer/songwriter and founder of the Todd Hobin Band, who is creating an original cinematic score and writing original songs for the film.

The Artist Pat Musick has made art her entire life. But when the world became too much for her to ignore in the 1960s and 1970s, her art took on a new form.

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