APOLLO 11 (U)
APOLLO 11 (U)
Run time: 93 MINS
Director: Todd Douglas Miller
Cast: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins
Synopsis: From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic experience fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Showing in IMAX, 2D
Director Todd Douglas Miller brings us this year’s unmissable documentary, Apollo 11, an awe-inspiring celebration of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s giant leap for mankind on July 20, 1969. “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind” was the message left by Neil Armstrong, when fifty years ago mankind achieved arguably the greatest feat in human history – landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.
Now, to celebrate the culmination of this incredible feat of engineering, mathematics, courage and strength of will, the story of the Apollo 11 mission is the subject of this extraordinary film.
Assembled from a newly discovered treasure-trove of 70mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings, Apollo 11 puts the viewer in the driving seat of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins’ mission to the Moon.
NASA’s vaults open for the first time to reveal exquisite, never-before seen wide-screen film footage and voice recordings of the Apollo 11 mission in this meticulously conceived and executed documentary.
Apollo 11 is both a definitive account of the voyage as well as a creative, cinematic unfolding of the events that plunges the viewer into the moment. The opening pre-launch sequences provide a precious time capsule of the era. As Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, and Michael Collins approach the gleaming spaceship, we see hundreds of onlookers – women with flipped bobs, men wearing suits, and children with binoculars at the ready – all waiting on beaches, hotel verandas, on top of cars, and city streets around Cape Canaveral to catch a glimpse of the astronauts and their historic launch. The vibrantly restored film footage makes it all seem like it could have happened yesterday.
Director Todd Miller takes you straight to the heart of this intense scientific and human endeavour, sharing the atmosphere and action around the final moments of the preparation, lift off, landing, and safe return of the famed moon-landing mission.
This immersive experience offers a new look into one of humanity’s greatest achievements, leaving us to marvel at human ingenuity and the impulse that led us into space.
The launching of Apollo 11’s Saturn V rocket is captured in stunning quality, the orbit around the moon, the landing, redocking and finally coming home through the atmosphere is put together in such a way that the viewer can easily keep up with the incredibly complex calculations and manoeuvres while still gripping and keeping you on the edge of your seat despite knowing how it ends.
See it on the biggest screen possible; marvel at the colour and the atmospheric sound-track by Matt Morton; be astonished at this awe-inspiring, gripping and thrilling documentary
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