Library to screen  ‘Apollo 11’

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CLINTON — “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” is what Astronaut Neil Armstrong said as he stepped from the Apollo 11 lunar module down ladder to the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.

This moment can be relived on July 1, nearly 50 years later to the day, as the Town of Kirkland Library presents the documentary film, “Apollo 11,” as its selection for the Monday Afternoon Movie.

Composed exclusively of historic footage, including 70 mm film footage obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration alongside conventional footage from 35 and 16 mm film, still photography, and closed-circuit television footage, these clips have never been seen by a public audience.

The film was edited, produced and directed by Todd Douglas Miller, director of the Apollo 17.

Unlike many documentaries this film does not include narration or interviews, according to https://www.theguardian.com/film.

The movie depicts everything from the astronauts pre-flight rigors, the launch, the walk on the moon, the splash down back to earth of the recovery of astronauts Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins.

A CNN production, running time is 93 minutes. Showtime is 2 p.m. Monday, July 1 at the Town of Kirkland Library. Snacks will be served.

On the net: https://www.cnn.com/shows/apollo-11-cnn-film

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