By Mitesh Shah(23 Jun 2011)
Another Earth is a 2011 American science fiction drama film directed by Mike Cahill in his feature film debut. The film stars William Mapother and Brit Marling.
Rhoda Williams (Marling), an astrophysics student at MIT, is driving when she sees a planet and leans out for a closer look. She hits a minivan and kills a family. She is imprisoned for four years, and upon release seeks out the widower of the family, composer John Burroughs (Mapother). The planet she saw is a mirror planet of Earth, and an essay contest is held where the winner can ride a space shuttle to visit it. Williams considers the possibility of visiting it to find out what kind of life her mirror self would have led.