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Part of Spirit of '69.

On Sat, before FOR ALL MANKIND, 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.

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

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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