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(Still from Spaceship Earth courtesy of Neon)

If you thought sitting around your apartment for two months was an ordeal, try sealing yourself indoors for two years, without even being able to leave for food because you’re supposed to be growing all of your own. That was precisely what eight men and women set out to do in 1991, when they entered Biosphere 2. The futuristic greenhouse was built across three acres of the Arizona desert by an ambitious and eccentric collective of dreamers who fell somewhere between a hippie commune and a Martian colony.

Matt Wolf’s new documentary Spaceship Earth, now streaming online, follows the biospherians, dressed in Rajneeshee-esque red suits, from their beginnings as an experimental theater company led by charismatic guru John “Johnny…

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