A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.

Pam says: This is an extraordinary account of one of the most monumental times in American history.  Filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller stitches together footage of the build up to the successful landing on the moon, all from various perspectives.  It’s one of the most objective films about a subject as we see the men prepare, watch the surrounding areas ready themselves to witness history in the making, and observe those who made it all possible.  In many ways, this film fills in all the blanks from its fictional biopic predecessors, particularly the most recent “First Man.”  “Apollo 11” as a film is a feat in and of itself as it allows us to fully understand this remarkable accomplishment.

Chuck says:  One of the most unique things about this gripping documentary is the lack of “talking head” interviews that are part and parcel to films such as this.  Instead of having eyewitnesses explain to us what we are seeing, Miller lets his pictures do the talking, which surprisingly helps to create a more intimate experience.  More than anything, this movie reinstills a sense of wonder in the space program and the people who undertook this mind boggling task, something that’s been sorely lacking in recent years.


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