On Monday, September 16 Brad Pitt will discuss his new film Ad Astra on The Washington Post Live stage. Pitt, who plays an astronaut in the film, will be joined by writer, director and producer James Gray as well as NASA officials, Dr. Sarah Noble and Lindsay Aitchison.

The conversation, moderated by Washington Post Chief Film Critic Ann Hornaday, will focus on the making of the film and how the movie foreshadows the future of space exploration, as well as Pitt’s decades-long, successful acting and producing career.

Ad Astra is a science fiction, adventure film that was created with the intention of presenting “the most realistic depiction of space travel that’s been put in a movie” to date. The filmmakers worked with experts to fully capture and convey the dynamism and power of the astronaut experience in outer space.

This event will be livestreamed at wapo.st/adastra. Media who wish to cover in-person must RSVP to nancy.murphy@washpost.com.

Event Details

Monday, September 16

Networking Reception: 3:30 p.m.

Program: 4:30 p.m.

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071