Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin in their official NASA portrait. The film will be shown at The Varsity on Sunday, April 28.
“Apollo 11” is a close look at NASA’s Apollo 11 space mission to land on the moon, led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The documentary features never-before-seen, large-format film footage from one of humanity’s great accomplishments, which took place in 1969.
The film – assembled from a newly discovered archive of 65 mm footage more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings – tells the story of the first moon landing as if it were a Hollywood thriller, as described by QUARTZY.COM. There are no interviews with the subjects, no heavy narration. What you’ll see are only the sounds and images of the occasion, stunning and immediate. “It’s remarkable how well Miller (director Todd Douglas Miller) has adjusted his style here not just to suit this material, but also to evoke the era in which it was originally shot.”
“Apollo 11” is rated G and runs 93 minutes.