Apollo 11
 


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Apollo 11
Friday - Sunday May 17 - 19
Starring Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer & Janet Armstrong

 

The Strand is proud and thrilled to present this riveting documentary about the historic mission to land on the Moon, led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

 

Hollywood's recent attempt to recreate the drama behind this 'giant leap' for mankind pales before this documentary, which recounts the monumental effort made by NASA to fulfill President John F. Kennedy's dream to send a man to the moon and return him safely home before the end of the the decade (1969).

 

This documentary won the 'Best Editing' Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

 
 

The film makes use of extremely rare footage and some never-before-seen visual and audio recordings to document the incredible process of converting an idea, to a workable model, to the actual launch of the very first manned flight to the moon.

 

The team that put together this documentary used the work that Ben Feist did when he increased the quality of 11,000 hours of digitized audio recordings taken during the Apollo 11 launch, according to an article in the New York Times. Feist also detailed the recordings by minute and second, making it easier for the documentary team to sync up audio and video sequences.

 

Several of the recordings captured by the astronauts during the mission are featured in this documentary. These recordings by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins earned them honorary memberships in the American Society of Cinematographers.

 

In an interview in the March 8, 2019 New York Times, documentary filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller stated that his crew had their own mission rules regarding the footage used in the film: ""We did have kind of our own mission rules. We said, if it didn't happen on that day at that specific time, we're not using it."  He admitted, however, that he did break this rule on several occasions, using shots from Apollo 8's propulsive push rather than Apollo 11's but that he would document where he used different clips from other launches.

 

During the shots of the crowds waiting to view the launch, Tonight Show host Johnny Carson can be seen in attendance.

 

2019 Rated G | Runtime 1 hr. 33 min.

Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18 7:30pm

Sunday, May 19 4:00pm