U.S., 2019, 93 min, 4K DCP, Dir: Todd Douglas Miller, Rated G, Neon

Apollo 11

Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17

"A masterpiece.” —Rolling Stone

“Entirely awe-inspiring.” —New York Post

“It's about how it feels to be in space and on the ground as history is made. Stunning, stirring stuff.“ —Ian Freer, Empire Magazine

To commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the first lunar landing and in anticipation of NASA’s forthcoming Artemis program to send humans back to the moon, Coral Gables Art Cinema presents three films taking place during the 1960s Space Race. We explore the quest to land on the moon with two feature-length films (Apollo 10 ½ and Apollo 11) and one short film (Afronauts), each featuring unique perspectives that reframe our view of the iconic mission and ask us to consider our place in future space exploration.

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a recently 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 into 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.

Screenings of Apollo 11 will be preceded by Afronauts.

written and directed by Nuotama Bodomo
14 min

It's July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon in this fictionalized film inspired by real events.

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