• In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

In the Shadow of the Moon

Release Date: September 7th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2008

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

In 1961, NASA started its Apollo program to realize President John F. Kennedy's dream of putting a man on the moon. This documentary retells the story of the program's mission through archival footage and interviews with all the surviving astronauts, except Neil Armstrong. With the U.S. racing to beat the Soviet Union into space, NASA began a series of test flights, culminating in Armstrong's 1969 walk on the moon and briefly uniting the world in awe of the United States' accomplishment.

Cast: Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Charles Duke, John Young

Director: David Sington

Genres: Documentary , Adventure

Production Co: Discovery Films, Film4

Keywords: Transformation, Underdog, 1970s, Rise, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The value of this film, not just to moviegoers today but to future generations, is simply enormous. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Quite simply, a revelation. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This magnificent documentary, directed by David Sington and presented by Ron Howard, rises to the occasion by interspersing its interviews with NASA footage that evokes the grandeur of the whole Apollo adventure. show more

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