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APOLLO 11

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APOLLO 11

Part of Spirit of '69.

On Sat, before and after APOLLO 11 (starting at 11:30am), audiences can experience family-friendly hands-on activities and materials in the Belcourt lobby related to lunar research and exploration — including show-and-tell of lunar simulant material, topographic maps of the lunar surface, and demonstrations of how lunar craters are formed — as well as giveaways. Tracie Prater, an aerospace engineer in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, will be on hand to describe the activities and materials, as well as answer questions about her work.

From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, APOLLO 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

“Fifty years ago this July, the first men landed on the moon, the culmination of the Apollo 11 mission. ‘Iconic’ is an overused word, but the images recorded during that mission deserve it.” —Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

“Although we know how the mission turns out, the movie generates and maintains suspense. And it rekindles a crazy sense of wonder at, among other things, what one can do practically with trigonometry.” —Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“This doesn’t just feel like a movie. It gives you the sensation that you’ve been transported right into the middle of history.” —David Fear, Rolling Stone

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media and IMDb, as well as through general internet searches.


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