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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:25 PM

CNN Documentary 'Apollo 11' Premieres on TV Tonight

By Chelsea Gohd 10 hours ago

Tonight Ė June 23 at 9pm and 11 pm EDT, the smash hit film "Apollo 11" will premiere on television on CNN with limited commercial interruption. If, by chance, you miss the premiere or just want to watch it again, CNN will be bringing "Apollo 11" back for an encore on June 29 at 9pm and 12am EDT.

The film, directed and edited by filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller, is the result of over two years of hard work and collaboration between CNN Films and Millerís team. In a painstaking and monumental task, they made the film entirely from archival footage. In fact, a lot of the film was developed from newly-discovered 70mm footage and 11,000 hours of audio recordings that, until now, havenít been seen by the public. On March 1, 2019, the film premiered in cinemas and IMAX theaters. Now, not only will the film premiere on television, it will be playing in museums and science centers around the world, and it has even been uplinked to the International Space Station for the crew to enjoy. The film will also be distributed on Blu-ray, DVD and video on demand by Universal Pictures.

In anticipation of CNNís television premiere, Miller and a member of his team joined the public at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where the feature-length version of the film (compared to the shorter version designed for museums and science centers) was screened on the Intrepidís flight deck as part of the museumís summer movie night series.

Related: Apollo 11 at 50: A Complete Guide to the Historic Moon Landing Mission

The inspiration for this film came after Miller worked with CNN to create "The Last Steps," a short film about Apollo 17 that was also created entirely with archival footage. "We all just wanted to make something that was true to the material and also be entertaining," Miller told Space.com at the screening aboard the Intrepid. "But," he continued, "it was more like a film for us, you know, weíre all fans, and we just wanted it to feel like you were there for the ride."

Miller and the entire team behind "Apollo 11" had the monumental task of gathering and then going through enormous amounts of video, photo, and audio data from the mission ó feat that required members of the team to develop a new type of film scanner and new audio software to handle the data, Miller said, adding that "Apollo 11" is certainly a technical achievement.

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https://www.space.com/cnn-apollo-11-television-premiere.html?utm_source=notification

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:39 PM

1. Looking forward to watching this tonight.

Apollo was such and interesting program.

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Response to amerikat (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:06 PM

4. 3 feet two and a half down. Pilots, glad we have pilots.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:51 PM

2. Well, Endeavor will repeat next Saturday!

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:18 PM

3. Watching it now

Some great video and audio.

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