On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning film, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon. Focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight, First Man is a visceral and intimate account told from the astronaut’s perspective. Based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—for Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Beautifully balancing emotionally complex performances from Gosling and Golden Globe nominee Claire Foy, with immersive, meticulously researched recreations of early space travel, First Man is a quiet technical marvel, and a moving exploration of the human capacity to aspire, connect and endure.
*Nominated for Best Production Design, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.
Director Damien Chazelle | 2018 | In English | 141 minutes | PG-13 (for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language) | DCP