In the Shadow of the Moon

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Released 2007

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In the Shadow of the Moon

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Director:
David Sington
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG
In the 1960s, US President John F Kennedy proposed landing a man on the moon before the decade was finished. This film has interviews with most of the surviving astronauts of the Apollo program who were making ready to make that great voyage with an army of experts determined to make the endeavor possible. Through training, tragedy and triumph, we follow the greatest moments of one of Humanity's great achievements.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The riveting documentary In the Shadow of the Moon, is an unexpected knockout.

  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    In the Shadow of the Moon is such a morale booster. The power of its archival images hasn't diminished with familiarity.

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    The excitement, majesty and extraordinary human accomplishment of the American lunar program of the '60s and early '70s is rousingly captured in In the Shadow of the Moon.

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