CLARA
2018, Screen Media, 105 min, Canada, Dir: Akash Sherman

Astronomy professor Isaac Bruno (Patrick J. Adams) is obsessed with searching the cosmos for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Faced with skepticism within his university department and denied further funding, Isaac is determined to continue his research and advertises for an unpaid research assistant. In walks young Clara (Troian Bellisario), an artist who shares Isaac’s deep fascination with space. Their unlikely scientific collaboration soon brings them to the brink of a monumental discovery. It also brings them closer together and, although Isaac thinks that “outer space is a safer bet than love,” Clara’s arrival just might change his mind.