During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission.
Screened as part of Lewes Sci-screen, a programme organised by the Lewes branch of the British Science Association and the Depot cinema. Sci-screen combines the screening of a film containing science elements with a short talk and discussion on a topic relevant to the film.