7:15pm: Introduction, Auditorium 4
7:20pm: Introduction, Auditorium 5
7:30pm: RON HOWARD PRESENTS IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, Auditoriums 4 & 5
Discussion will follow in Auditorium 4
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the long range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult..."---John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON brings together for the first, and possibly the last, time surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission that flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words.
This riveting first-hand testimony is interwoven with visually stunning archival material which has been re-mastered from the original NASA film footage - much of it never used before. The result is an intimate epic that vividly communicates the daring, the danger, the pride, and the promise of this extraordinary era in history when the whole world literally looked up at America.
A ThinkFilm release, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, directed by David Sington, opens commercially in San Diego on September 21st.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON A WEDNESDAY.
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Rated: PG, for mild language, brief violent images, and incidental smoking