SUMMIT, NJ - The documentary 'Apollo 11', which uses repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring through space -- and back to a pivotal time in American History -- will screen in Summit on Friday, June 7, beginning at 7 p.m. Hosted by The Film Society of Summit, the event will including a post-film discussion led by journalist Stephen Whitty.
The screening comes to the Hilltop City as the nation is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight to land on the moon's surface, a historic event that occurred July 20, 1969.
Led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Apollo 11's quest to land on the moon made it one of NASA's most celebrated endeavors, and the film incorporates never-before-seen footage and audio recordings that take the audience straight into the mission.
Whitty has been reviewing and writing about films for more than 25 years for the Star-Ledger, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly and other national and international outlets. A two-time chair of the New York Film Critics Circle, he has taught and lectured at NYU, Rutgers, Montclair University and Kean University, and is the author of The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia.
The program will be held at MONDO, located at 426 Springfield Avenue. Tickets, priced are $12 in advance and $14 at the door, can be reserved by contacting email@example.com or purchasing at the venue. Seating is limited.