The CNN documentary, “Apollo 11” might focus on the moon mission of a half-century ago, but in its own way the CNN Films documentary feels like a step into a time capsule. Meticulously recapturing the drama of that “giant leap for mankind” in 1969, it’s a wonderfully nostalgic if somewhat antiseptic reminder of what it meant to first break the bonds of Earth. Assembled from long-lost NASA footage, and sparsely presented without commentary or narration… The hypnotic majesty of the imagery certainly lends itself to an immersive big-screen experience. Director Todd Douglas Miller has culled from newly discovered 65mm reels and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, presenting a taut narrative that spans pre-launch preparations through the return of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, including the heroes’ welcome they received.

Eccles Main Stage Wed 7:00pm
Red Cliffs 2 Thu 11:40am

USA, 2019
Run time 1:33
Director: Todd Douglas Miller