Members' Film Night - Apollo 11
Wednesday 8 January
6.30 - 8.00pm
The Building Centre
London WC1E 7BT
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To begin 2020 we thought we would provide a spectacular start to our programme with a full showing of the 2019 documentary marking the 50th anniversary of landing on the moon.
“This [climate change] is the defining challenge of our age. It’s a seemingly impossible challenge similar to the one NASA had to land a man on the moon. We need to create new tools and embrace old methods to make this change. It requires heroism and practicality.” - Mel Allwood, Sustainability Consultant, Arup at the Engineering Club Climate Emergency summit in July 2019.
Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 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. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller.