APOLLO 11, director/producer Todd Douglas Miller’s epic feature documentary capturing the tense, exhilarating days and hours of humanity’s first landing on the moon will premiere for television on Sunday, June 23, at 9:00pm and 11:00pm on CNN. The film will encore Saturday, June 29 and Saturday, July 20, both days at 9:00pm, on CNN. All times Eastern.
The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was released in commercial IMAX® and traditional theaters by Neon in March.
Primarily comprised from newly-discovered 70mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings, Miller and his team worked closely with the National Archives and NASA to locate, digitize, and restore all sources of material related to the Apollo 11 mission. The result, ‘APOLLO 11,’ offers viewers a singular, immersive experience of the original Apollo 11 mission, with unmatched image clarity and pristine sound.
Painstakingly constructed using only archival sources, the film captures this momentous event as it was experienced by the millions of people who lived it. From the transport of the Saturn V rocket to its launch pad, to the astronauts’ safe return to Earth, the film captures each aspect of the mission in a way that is both technically accurate and emotionally gripping. New footage of Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, and Michael Collins suited up on the morning of the launch, as well as flight controllers in Mission Control, provide an intimate view of the people working to achieve the goals of the mission, and what they risked to carry out one of humanity’s greatest achievements.