Part of Spirit of '69. Showtimes will be posted on Mon, Jul 15.
Al Reinert’s documentary FOR ALL MANKIND is the story of the 24 men who traveled to the moon between 1969 and 1972. Reinert and editor Susan Korda sifted through six million feet of film footage and 80 hours of interviews, taking a decade to curate and composite pristine archival footage languishing in the film vaults of Johnson Space Center. Imbued with an ethereal score by ambient music pioneer Brian Eno, the film revels in the wonder and ecstasy that results from man’s step into the unknown while also reflecting on the deeply personal experience of being completely untethered from the world in which we all live. This dazzling assemblage of archival materials celebrating NASA’s remarkable triumphs inspired director Todd Douglas Miller to direct APOLLO 11 nearly 20 year later.
“...Re-creates the sense of immensity involved in space travel: the grandeur of its ambition, the complexity of its physical details, the sheer infinity of space.” —Caryn James, New York Times (Mar 1990) “The film’s prevailing aesthetic is capital ‘R’ Romantic, with Brian Eno’s oneiric score providing the connective tissue.” —Gregory Zinman, The New Yorker “The visual splendor in journalist-cum-filmmaker Al Reinert’s FOR ALL MANKIND seems designed to remedy the audience’s collective memory of the moon landing as a grainy, square image on TV.” —Fernando F. Croce, Slant
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