Join us May 24 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the documentary, “For All Mankind.”
Tickets are $8 for the public and $5 for members. There is limited seating for these events, so get your tickets today.
“There’s a total and complete silence in that beautiful view and the realization, of course, that you’re going 25,000 miles an hour.”
Experience the Apollo missions like the astronauts who flew aboard them with this visually compelling documentary. Hear stories and commentary straight from the Apollo astronauts themselves, woven amongst original Apollo film.
In a labor of love, director Al Reinert went through more than six million feet of film to create this historic must-see motion picture that captures the raw emotions and experiences in the retelling of each moment. Relive history with this classic which chronicles the remarkable Apollo era in a way it has never before been done.
In a brisk 80 minutes, the documentary doesn’t overstay its welcome, but the director went through six million feet of film footage to reach that total.
Apollo astronauts providing commentary on the film include Jim Lovell, Michael Collins, Pete Conrad, Jack Swigert and Ken Mattingly.
The film’s title comes from President John Kennedy’s address at Rice University. Before he urged the American people to “choose to go to the Moon,” he said, “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for all people.” The line was altered in the film, replacing the more inclusive “people” with “mankind,” cut from a different Kennedy speech.
The phrase also appears on the plaque left on the Moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts, which read in part, “We come in peace for all mankind.”
The movie was released in 1989, was nominated for the Best Documentary Academy Award and won both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
It earned $770,132 domestically after being released in nine theaters. It is the 228th highest-grossing documentary of all time.