The Apollo 11 movie documentary uses real footage from the moon landing in 1969 to show what it was like for the astronauts.
The movie was directed by Todd Douglas Miller, who produced it along with Thomas Petersen and Evan Krauss, and was released in cinemas on Wednesday June 26, 2019, ahead of the Moon Landing celebrations marking 50 years since the mission.
What’s Apollo 11 about?
Director Miller’s production team worked with NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration to collate footage for the movie back in 2017. During their search they found 70 mm footage from the launch and recovery of Apollo 11 that had never been seen before. The footage also covered the entire mission giving us our first look at some of the unseen moments. There was also more conventional footage from 35 and 16 mm film.
Miller and his team converted the footage into digital format, which then made the Apollo 11 movie. The team sifted through 11,000 hours of audio recordings and hundreds of hours of video.
Apollo 11 doesn’t have any voice-over narration or any new interviews it lets the original scenes speak for themselves – including the interviews from the time.
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