In the Shadow of the Moon

Director: David Sington

UK • 2007 • 100 mins

In what remains one of the most incredible human accomplishments to date, American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon between 1968 and 1972, and enabled twelve men to walk upon its surface. Nine of those who traveled the 240,000 miles each way in cramped capsules are still alive. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. In the Shadow of the Moon brings together for the first time surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission which flew to the Moon, to tell their story in their own words. This riveting first-hand testimony is interwoven with visually stunning archive material which has been remastered from the original NASA film footage, much of it never used before. The result is an intimate epic which vividly communicates the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion of this extraordinary era. Director David Sington draws eloquent, witty, emotional and very human words from the astronauts, woven together with a beautiful orchestral score from composer Philip Sheppard – ‘probably the most genuinely uplifting experience you’ll have in a cinema this year… exceptionally powerful’ as The Times put it.
If you can’t see this, try Our Daily Bread (Sunday 5.45pm)

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