Science on Screen: Apollo 11 (2019)

  • dir. Todd Douglas Miller 93 min.

    Wednesday, June 26 6:30PM

    Marigny Opera House

  • 725 St. Ferdinand
  • New Orleans, LA 70117
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  • Free and open to the public

  • Synopsis
  • In advance of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, Todd Douglas Miller’s soaring new documentary presents never-before-seen footage of the unprecedented trip to our moon. Featuring newly restored 65mm footage and magnetic tape audio recordings, Apollo 11 shares the intricate and intense journey, from the team at Mission Control to the astronauts onboard. This meticulously edited film effectively captures the tension and excitement of the mission, and the camera footage of not only space but the launch itself is awe-inspiring. While we always insist that films should be seen on the big screen, Apollo 11 is a must-see BIG.

    Our pre-screening presentation will be delivered by NASA’s Dr. K. Renee Horton. Dr. Horton is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lifelong lover of science and NASA. She is graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. of Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in Physics, becoming the first African American to graduate from the University of Alabama in 2011 in this area. Dr. Horton currently serves as the Space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans.  She worked for NASA first as a student from 2009 to 2011, and then started her career as a mechanical test engineer in 2012.  In 2014 she was promoted to her current position.

    Science on Screen® at Shotgun Cinema is made possible through an initiative from the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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