Fly Me to the Moon: Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary
Screening Dates
  • July 20, 2019 6:30
  • July 21, 2019 4:30

Fifty years after the first moon landing, it remains the most radical, visually dazzling work of cinema yet made about this earthshaking event.”

Janus Films

The gold standard for NASA documentaries, this Oscar-nominated 1989 film is rich with the alien wonder of a trip to the moon. The director Al Reinert was granted access to footage shot by astronauts during the various Apollo missions, and he and his editors (led by Susan Korda) cut them into an approximation of a single voyage, with a focus on scenes that are eerie and awe-inspiring. With its score by the ambient music pioneers Brian Eno, Roger Eno, and Daniel Lanois—and its narration provided by the original Mission Control audio recordings, combined with reflective astronaut interviews—For All Mankind evokes the grand science-fiction adventure of Apollo” (Noel Murray, New York Times).