In the Shadow of the Moon
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. Our next Rialto Recommends, IN THE SHAOW 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 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. Director David Sington poetically interwove 20th Century's cosmonautic history with its effect on the public's view of their country, their heroes and their future. The Seattle Times said "If you've seen such NASA boosters as For All Mankind, Apollo 13 and From the Earth to the Moon, do you really need to catch the latest one, In the Shadow of the Moon on the big screen? In a word: Yes" The Newark Star-Ledger's comments ring especially true today "Imagine a time when we actually could set ourselves a national goal -- and meet it within a decade. Imagine an era when the whole free world cheered us on to do it, and then celebrated with us when we did." Released in 2007 IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is streaming on the History Channel's Vault and on DocumentaryMania.com HERE.