“Apollo 11: Quarantine,” a brand new brief movie from the group behind the feature-length documentary “Apollo 11,” tells the lesser-known story that adopted the historic first moon touchdown. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins entered quarantine to guard the remainder of humanity from any attainable “moon germs” and to protect the moon rocks they returned with them from being contaminated by life on Earth.“I’m honored to be working once more with so many gifted filmmakers and the progressive groups at NEON, CNN Movies and IMAX,” Todd Douglas Miller, “Apollo 11” and “Apollo 11: Quarantine” director and producer, stated in assertion launched by NEON on Thursday (Jan. 14). “And [I am] very excited for audiences to expertise a little-known a part of historical past — a permanent message of hope throughout these unprecedented instances.”
Associated: NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon touchdown in footage
Like “Apollo 11,” “Apollo 11: Quarantine” options never-before-seen 70mm large-format footage that was found among the many holdings of the Nationwide Archives. The brand new 23-minute movie additionally forgoes a narrator or trendy interviews to permit the NASA archival audio and photographs to create an immersive expertise, bringing the viewer again into the occasions of the summer season of 1969 and inside quarantine with the astronauts.
Co-presented by NEON and CNN Movies, “Apollo 11: Quarantine” will likely be launched completely in IMAX theaters starting Jan. 29 in choose areas. The movie will then be obtainable to stream through premium on-demand providers starting Feb. 5.
Miller produced “Apollo 11: Quarantine” together with Laura Kirby-Miller, Thomas Baxley Petersen and Evan Krauss. Government producers had been Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton for CNN Movies, Josh Braun for Submarine and Tom Quinn for NEON.
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