Loading
Festival

Moonwalk One

CTC Documentary

Sorry, there are no upcoming session times for Moonwalk One at Dendy Canberra

Synopsis

Moonwalk One is a feature-length documentary film about the flight of Apollo 11, which landed the first humans on the Moon. Besides portraying the massive technological achievement of that event, the film places it in some historical context and tries to capture the mood and the feel of the people on Earth when man first walked on another world.

Kamecke’s film could be placed in a time capsule and removed some time in the distant future as an exact record of our feelings at the time.” So said Kathleen Carroll of the New York Daily News in 1972. NASA commissioned director Theo Kamecke to make the documentary only six weeks before Apollo 11 s flight to the Moon in July 1969. But instead of a simple documentary film, what transpired was a philosophical and poetic record of Man s first attempt to walk on another world. Opening dramatically with another of mankind s great achievements Stonehenge the film puts the triumph of the Moon shot into its proper historical context. Filmed across the World as the mission unfolded, Moonwalk One uniquely captured the essence of Apollo 11 in a way that subsequent documentaries could only mimic. Combined with Charles Morrow s breathtaking, avant-garde score and Laurence Luckinbill s inspiring narration this is a classic film for all time and makes for fascinating viewing today from the perspective of the early 21st Century. As Joseph Gelmis of the New York daily Newsday declared in 1969; Moonwalk One deserves to be a companion piece to Stanley Kubrik s masterwork 2001: A Space Odyssey .

Running Time 1hr 36m
Rating CTC | Not yet classified
Cast Laurence Luckinbill, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong
Director Theo Kamecke

You May Also Like

Left
loading...

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

G Documentary

This feature film follows five visionary pastry makers as they endeavor to construct an extravagant food gala based on the art exhibit "Visitors to Versailles."

loading... 18 Mar 2021

White Riot

MA15+ Documentary

White Riot is a moment in time when music changed the world. When a generation challenged the status quo. It’s Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style.

loading... 18 Feb 2021

Firestarter

M Documentary

Firestarter marks Bangarra Dance Theatre's 30th anniversary, taking us through Bangarra's birth and spectacular growth into a First Nations cultural powerhouse.

loading... Exclusive

Assassins

CTC Documentary

An account of the two women convicted of assassinating Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam. The film follows the women's trials in an attempt to understand whether.

loading... Film Festival

Breaking Bread

CTC Documentary

Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel was the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef television competition. Now, through her new food festival, she’s on a quest to effect social change, chef by chef

Right