Oscar® -winning director (and frequent CFI visitor) Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteamed for 2018’s First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on engineer Neil Armstrong, who joined the space program in 1961 and spent years in training, risking his life during numerous test flights until the fateful day of July 16, 1969 when the nation and the world watched in wonder as Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embarked on the historic Apollo 11 spaceflight. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie explores the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and the nation while embarking on one of the most dangerous missions in history. Director: Damien Chazelle (US 2018) 138 min
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This presentation is part of SCIENCE ON SCREEN®, a series pairing film screenings with lively scientific discussions – an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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