Film Night: In the Shadow of the Moon
Refreshments: 18:30 Start: 19:00
Date: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Venue: Derby University – Kedleston Road Campus, Derby, DE22 1GB
Our annual film night shall be held at Derby University this year, with a showing of the 2009 documentary In the Shadow of the Moon. A brief blurb is included below. Runtime: 1h 49m.
In 1961, NASA started its Apollo program to realise President John F. Kennedy's dream of putting a man on the moon. This documentary retells the story of the program's mission through archival footage and interviews with all the surviving astronauts, except Neil Armstrong. With the U.S. racing to beat the Soviet Union into space, NASA began a series of test flights, culminating in Armstrong's 1969 walk on the moon and briefly uniting the world in awe of the United States' accomplishment.