Spaceship Earth. Rent the Movie. Support your library.

Spaceship Earth. Rent the Movie. Support your library.

We are thrilled to partner with popular movie production studio NEON to offer our community the new film Spaceship Earth, available to stream at home starting May 8th.  50% of all movie rental proceeds (ticket cost is $3.99) will support the library system to help fund critical materials and programs. 

Rent the movie here.

Bonus - Watch LIVE Q&As with filmmaker Matt Wolf and two Biosphere 2 crew members from the film.

Why Are You Offering a Movie We Have to Pay to Watch?

COVID-19 caused us to postpone our Friends Book Sales that raise critical funds to support new and existing library programs and services.  This fundraiser is one of ways we are hoping to recoup needed funds.  If you prefer to watch one of our free movies instead, consider our streaming service Hoopla.  If you'd like to donate to the library another way, visit here.

Watch the Trailer

About the Movie:

Spaceship Earth (Not-Rated) is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially re-imagine a new world.

How to Rent:

  1. Rent the movie here from the Neon Virtual Cinema Platform. The ticket is $3.99 and you will have 72 hours to watch the film.
  2. To ensure that you are able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period, you will be required to create a free Vimeo account.
  3. After you have created an account and entered payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours. You can view the film via the link in the receipt sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase.
  4. You will be able to easily watch the film at any time within this period on any of the following platforms:  SMART TV (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast), MOBILE DEVICE (iPhone, iPad, Android), or COMPUTER (by clicking on the link in your email receipt).

Technical & Billing Questions

NEON, the movie studio, is managing all of the technical support and billing questions on this film. Contact them at  You can also read an FAQ document they created here.

Special Thanks

We would like to thank the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester for introducing this opportunity to us.