John Was Trying to Contact Aliens
Directed by: Matthew Killip
USA, 2020, 16m
For 30 years, John Shepherd has transformed his grandparents’ rural home in Michigan into a laboratory of sorts. He has had one goal in mind: make contact with extraterrestrial life. His thinking was that he should broadcast into space the most universal of languages—not mathematics … music. A touching and funny look into a true eccentric and seeker.