11 August 2008

Like Space? (edit)

Also of note: we were treated to a screening of Chris Riley's Sundance-award-winning film "In the Shadow of the Moon," [IGNORE: which evidently is screening later this year in the US.] I highly recommend this very personal view of our voyages to the moon. Trailer (and DVD) at the website.

-g

7 comments:

RLM said...

It's coming back to theaters? It's already out on DVD -- I rented it with my dad earlier this year and we both agree that it was excellent. (I also seem to recall that "nuttyprofessorboston" raved about it on his blog quite some time ago, and that TALES OF INTEREST featured it too in an account of a sci-fi film festival a few months back.) It would be neat to see it on the big screen, though, if it's coming back...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend at Google! Sounds amazing. :)

Matthias said...

Aw man, that's what I was going to say. (RLM, you're paying waaaay too close attention.) I can't rave enough about this film. My recap of the aforementioned filmfest is here, and this is what I had to say about ITSOFM at the time:

"'In the Shadow of the Moon' (2007) isn’t technically science fiction, in the sense that it’s not technically fiction: it’s a documentary about the Apollo space program. No matter; it’s terrific, and in some ways it’s better science fiction than a lot of actual science fiction. Not to be missed, unless the last remnant of childlike wonder has died inside your shriveled, cynical corpse of a soul."

And I don't think that was the sleep deprivation talking. I'll just add that if there was ever a documentary to be seen on the big screen—a good big screen (the SF festival was at the Somerville Theater)—this is it. It's spectacular in ever sense of the word. If it's on any screens in the Bay Area I will not be missing the chance to see it again.

That said, I hate their stupid effing Flash-based website. (You sure they said it's going to be in theaters again, G? I don't see any info about that on the stupid effing Flash-based website.)

G-Fav said...

Hmm, you know? I thought this rang a bell for me, too... Anyway I think what I meant to say is "will be on network TV in the US and UK in 2008."

g

Anonymous said...

It already was on TV - Discovery ran it a few months back now during their 3-part Apollo miniseries. June, I believe. It was first run in theaters last summer.

G-Fav said...

Alright, post edited. I was getting my info from what must've been an out-of-date Director's bio.


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Matthias said...

Aw, nuts.

Scott Kirsner said...

Great movie... should be released to IMAX theaters!