Just yesterday we announced the full line-up for this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London, and now we can reveal the release date for one of the films getting its premiere there, Apollo 11. The film has been getting huge praise since debuting at the main Sundance Film Festival back in January, and I cannot wait to see what the fuss is about.
Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) has crafted the film, which is about the historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission, constructed from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. The film has already been labeled “one of the most astounding films about space ever made,” and is gathering five-star reviews pretty much everywhere it screens.
Here’s the official description:
The film is crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. It 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.
This is the U.S. trailer:
The date for your diary is 28th June. Universal and Dogwoof will release across the UK.
More as we get it.