Saturday, February 16, 2008

In the Shadow of the Moon

When I was a kid, anything to do with the space program interrupted regular television programing. The documentary, In the Shadow of the Moon, brought back those childhood memories, of watching those broadcasts in awe. Film maker, David Sington, brings together the astronauts and vintage footage, to portray the drama and courage of the missions to the moon. This was the opening film at the Newport Film Festival this past year. Everyone I ran into, on the night that it was screened, was excited and energized to have seen the film and meet Mr. Sington. The perspective of the astronauts in this film feels personal and intimate, I liked this film so much I watched it twice!

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