Focus on the Documentary:
A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, ‘Apollo 11’ uses artfully repurposed archival footage (looking crisp and pristine) to send audiences soaring back to a pivotal time in American and global history. It is a must-see documentary that reminds you what it feels to be truly awestruck.
This mission that sent Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon (with Michael Collins lonesomely orbiting like a getaway driver), was a miracle of human endeavor and ingenuity from its fiery, booster-igniting takeoff to its ultimate splashdown. And the film chronicles each stage of the weeklong mission like a tick-tock procedural where everything could go wrong — but somehow didn’t.