“Apollo 11” ★★★★

By April 1, 2019 Backstage Pass

“Neil Armstrong” on the moon, July 1969. NEON Pictures Studios

Unlike most documentaries where talking head interviews and newspaper clippings are the main source—director/editor Todd Douglas Miller choose 1969 (50-year-old footage) in the retelling of the historic event, along with original audio.

Miller uses only 70mm film footage that imprints details and light on a grandeur scale, it’s as if you’re seeing a new account like no other. Yes, it’s familiar to us all, yet and here you have the entire account that includes all 3 of the astronauts; Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

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