In the Shadow of the Moon


1h 36m 2007

Brief Synopsis

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. This chronicle brings together, possibly for the first and last time, the surviving crew members from every single Apollo missio

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MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Discovery Film Corporation/ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

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. This chronicle brings together, possibly for the first and last time, the surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission that flew to the Moon; it also allows them to tell their story in their own words. First-hand testimony is interwoven with visual archival material which has been re-mastered from the original NASA film footage--much of it never used before. As a result, this space 'epic' 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.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Discovery Film Corporation/ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States September 21, 2007

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States April 2007

Released in United States August 2007

Released in United States Fall September 7, 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States June 2007

Released in United States on Video February 12, 2008

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 15-26, 2007.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Opening Film/Special Presentations) April 19-29, 2007.

Shown at London Film Festival (New British Cinema) October 17-November 1, 2007.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema Documentary Competition) January 18-28, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2007) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at London Film Festival (New British Cinema) October 17-November 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2007) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema Documentary Competition) January 18-28, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video February 12, 2008

Released in United States April 2007 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Opening Film/Special Presentations) April 19-29, 2007.)

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.)

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 15-26, 2007.)

Released in United States Fall September 7, 2007

Expanded Release in United States September 21, 2007

Thinkfilm acquired North American distribution rights (excluding tv) for $2.5 million at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Discovery Film acquired North American television rights.