NASA’s vaults open for the first time to reveal exquisite audio and vivid film footage of its most celebrated mission: the one that first put men on the moon. The meandering cameras in Cape Canaveral capture a dreamy-eyed portrait of America as it steps into the future. From inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the amazingly jocular conversation of the astronauts punctuates each stage of the mission with lightness and charm. The crowds watching the rocket, however, are oblivious to the enormous pressure mission control is under to succeed.
Director Todd Miller takes you straight to the heart of this intense scientific and human endeavour, sharing the atmosphere and action from every stage of the mission. The footage is so clean and vibrant, it’s as if you’re there standing at the base of the rocket. Painstakingly crafted and realised, this jaw-dropping immersive experience offers a new look into one of humanity’s greatest achievements.
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18.30True Stories: - A season of films exploring true stories: from individuals challenging society’s dominant cultural and political stories, no matter the risk to their own liberty; looking in from the outside at those seeking to sow stories of fear; artists telling stories on film, canvas and landscapes; and stories of death-defying courage in acts from the pioneering to the everyday. Playing across all Picturehouse cinemas from June to September.
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Dramatic, moving & deeply human, this is the definitive story of Neil Armstrong – the first man on the moon.Narrated by Harrison Ford, and featuring breath-taking NASA footage, re-mastered archive material and never-before-seen home movie footage, this intimate and often surprising documentary, tells the incredible untold story of a determined family man who became a reluctant world icon.
ARMSTRONG also includes major interviews with his family, an exceptional cast of fellow astronauts and aviators, those who knew him in his youth and later life, together with newly filmed sequences at some of the key locations from his life story.