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"Chesley Bonestell had an almost Zelig-like ability to be there when history was happening — and he made quite a bit of it himself." - G. Allen Johnson
If you’ve never heard of Bonestell, you’ll come away from the film wondering why not. And if, like me, you knew something of Bonestell’s life and work, you’ll be astonished to discover how much more you didn’t know...informative, entertaining, and inspiring." - Richard Fienberg.
PENINSULA MAGAZINE - "To the Planets and the Stars"
"I think we can call it a labor of love, fueled by persistence and diligence, but also a deep concern that a beloved artist and architect was being forgotten despite his many deeds and accomplishments." - Bondo Wyszpolski
SOVANOW.COM - "From So Bo to L.A. to Worlds Beyond"
"Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future is a perspective on the life and works of one of America’s most influential but unfortunately overlooked and forgotten visionaries. Filled with his mesmerizing art, his designs, and the iconic hallmarks of his legacy, this film explores the vast influence Bonestell had on our culture and our destiny." - Sharon Kinsey
ZOCALO MAGAZINE - "The Countdown to Spacefest"
"Bonestell is generally credited with being a major influence on science fiction art and illustration. According to space author/illustrator and IAAA member Ron Miller, his paintings 'not only anticipated 20th century space exploration, they helped to bring it about.'" - Diane C. Taylor
ARMSTRONG BROWNING LIBRARY - "Documentary Co-Producer Melvin Schuetz Talks ...“Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future”
"Those paintings immediately captured my imagination and filled me with awe. Leafing through them was the equivalent of boarding a passenger spaceship bound for the Moon, the solar system, and worlds beyond. The images did not just portray outer space to me—they carried me there!" - Melvin Schuetz
PRINTMAG.COM - "Chesley Bonestell: Imagining the Future"
"Chesley Bonestell is little remembered today except by hardcore science fiction fans and those scientists whose dreams of exploring the cosmos were first inspired by Bonestell’s astonishingly accurate representations...Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future aims to introduce Bonestell to contemporary audiences and remind the world of his remarkable accomplishments" - Don Vaughan
ROGEREBERT.COM - "Comic-Con 2018: Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future"
"When San Diego Comic-Con originally started, it was about meeting the artists and writers behind comics and science fiction and fantasy—people like Chesley Bonestell. So, it's fitting that a documentary about him, "Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future," should win the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival's (CCI-IFF) Best Documentary Award." - Jana Monji
UNSEEN FILMS - "LBIFF '18: Chesley Bonestell - A Brush with the Future"
"Bonestell's art is so significant, there is no need for distracting bells and whistles. Frankly, we'd like to see this film get picked up by American Masters, because it persuasively makes the case that he was one. Enthusiastically recommended." - J.B.
WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD - "Baylor library worker co-produces Comic-Con prize-winning documentary"
"The film not only captures Bonestell and his space art, but its context of the early decades of the Space Age, now roughly a half-century old." - Carl Hoover
"More than three decades after his death in 1986, Chesley Bonestell remains one of the most important and influential astronomical artists ever to put paint to canvas." - Don Vaughan
"An otherworldly name like ‘Chesley Bonestell’ sounds like it should belong to someone, or something, living in a galaxy far, far away. In reality, it was the name of an extraordinary human who became one of the most visionary graphic artists of the 20th century...this is a lovely tribute to a genuine visionary." - John Seal