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NASA’s vaults open for the first time to spill this exquisite, never-before seen audio and 70 mm film footage of the Apollo 11 mission. The meandering cameras in Cape Canaveral capture a dreamy-eyed portrait of America as it stepped into the future, and from inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the amazingly jocular conversation of the astronauts punctuates each stage of the mission with lightness and charm. Yet the crowds watching the rocket 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 endeavor, sharing the atmosphere and action around the final moments of the preparation, liftoff, landing, and return of the famed moon-landing mission. The footage is so clean and vibrant, it is as if you are standing at the base of the rocket. Exquisitely crafted and realized, this truly immersive experience offers a new look into one of humanity’s greatest achievements, leaving us to marvel at human ingenuity and the impulse that led humanity to space.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY U.S. Documentary Competition

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 93 min

COMPANY NEON

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Artist Bio

Todd Douglas Miller

Todd Douglas Miller is best known for his Emmy-winning film Dinosaur 13, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films. Other films include Gahanna Bill, Scaring the Fish, and The Last Steps. His company, Statement Pictures, based in Brooklyn, NY, produces feature-length films, documentaries, and large-format/IMAX films for science centers and museums.