One of the defining moment’s of modern man’s history will be celebrated in July as the Moon Landing gets its own film festival, featuring some awesome films and documentaries.
Melbourne’s own Sun Theatre in Yarraville will host the Moon Film Festival from the 16th to 24th of July 2019, with various other venues around Australia doing the same.
Those dates are significant because they’re the same 9 days Apollo 11 took to travel to the moon and back, getting Neil Armstrong and friends to set foot on it for the first time in human history.
There have been countless films and documentaries featuring our moon (and moon landing) in the 50 years since we made it there, with some pearlers along the way such as the Ron Howard classic Apollo 13 (1995).
Apollo 13 is screening at the festival, as expected, and it’s featured amongst an impressive list of films and documentaries based on our little grey marble neighbour.
Apollo 11 (2019 documentary)
Armstrong (2019 documentary)
The Right Stuff (1983) in 70mm
The Dish (2000)
The Other Side of the Moon (1990 documentary)
Moonwalk One (1971 documentary)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
First Man (2018)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Hidden Figures (2016)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) in 70mm
The above are screening alongside George Méliès’ short films that started it all, The Moon at One Metre (1898) and A Trip to the Moon (1902), pictured above.
Apollo 13 and Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey are no-brainers to check out on the big screen, though there’s a lot of awesome stuff overall for fans to see at this festival.
Book your tickets at the Sun Theatre here, and for anyone outside of Melbourne, check out the official site here with all the booking and venue details for your city.
Check out the trailer for the Moon Film Festival below.