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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Apollo 11

2019, Todd Douglas Miller, USA, 93 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, May 24th 4:15pm
  • Fri, May 24th 8:15pm
  • Sat, May 25th 5:00pm
  • Sun, May 26th 2:00pm
  • Sun, May 26th 6:15pm
  • Mon, May 27th 5:15pm
  • Tue, May 28th 6:00pm
  • Wed, May 29th 8:15pm
  • Thu, May 30th 6:00pm

"Entirely awe-inspiring…The impact is nearly mind-boggling."—Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

"Magnificent and unique, an adrenaline shot of wonder and skill…This isn't a history lesson. It's more like a psychedelic sound-and-light show, conceived in the spirit of a 'trip' film like 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, WOODSTOCK, APOCALYPSE NOW, and KOYAANISQATSI."—Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

Immersive and inspiring, this acclaimed documentary has established itself as the definitive film on its momentous subject. Drawing upon recently discovered caches of NASA audio recordings and stunningly crisp 65mm film footage, APOLLO 11 provides a fresh perspective on the first moon landing that captivated the world in July 1969. From the crowds of spectators thronging the beaches to the endless rows of white-shirted technicians at Mission Control to the cramped interior of the space capsule, the events are depicted entirely in the moment, as they happened, without retrospective commentary by talking heads or voiceover narrators (the only commentary we hear is on-the-spot reports by newscaster Walter Cronkite and Mission Control spokespersons). This awesome moviegoing experience gains immeasurably from big-screen viewing; all screenings of APOLLO 11 have been scheduled for our larger theater with its 32-foot screen. DCP digital widescreen. (MR)

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