Film director Duncan Jones had some very specific goals as he approached his first feature film. He wanted to work with character actor Sam Rockwell, he wanted to make a science fiction film, and he wanted to blend in some philosophy.
The resulting film "Moon" screens tonight at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. It's about a man who has been alone on a moonbase for three years.
Things take an odd twist when Sam discovers there's someone else on the base, a younger version of himself.
Jones, who is the son of pop icon David Bowie, told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr that before he made movies, he studied philosophy for many years as an academic.