U.S., 2022, 97 min, DCP, Dir: Richard Linklater, Rated PG-13, Netflix

Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17

"Poignant, funny, expansive, and ultimately moving." —David Fear, Rolling Stone

"Richard Linklater makes his best movie since Boyhood." —Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

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.

Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing from two interwoven perspectives: the people directly involved who experienced that triumphant moment firsthand; and a kid growing up in Houston, Texas with intergalactic dreams of his own. Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater's own life and employing the same imaginative, visually dazzling rotoscope animation technique that he used for his hit films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly, Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming-of-age story, part social commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure.

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