Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hot film via the RFC at La Boardwalk: astronaut documentary In the Shadow of the Moon only on Th, Nov 1, 7 pm

Robinson Film Center continues to cherry-pick the ripe releases, the ones you can see only in the bigger markets. Next up, says the affable Christopher Jay, is "the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award-winning documentary In the Shadow of the Moon. It will be screened one night only on Thurs, Nov 1, 7:00 PM at the Louisiana Boardwalk Regal Cinemas."

As you may have read, it's the story of the early days of American space exploration; it incorporates archival footage from the 1960’s and 1970’s as well as interviews with the astronauts.

Tickets in advance: (318) 424-9090.

"After the screening," says Jay, "we have an optional q-&-a session with local people who have unique insight into the topic of space exploration. We’ll be joined by Greg Andrews, Head Astronomer of Sci-Port, Drew Sidaris, former ABC live television staff who worked alongside Buzz Aldrin to bring all of the Columbia launches of the 1980’s to American homes, and more."

Jay: "The film is rated PG. I caught it while in Denver recently, and loved it. The reason we’ve programmed this film is in part because it is a great film for people of all ages, something that we haven’t really been able to bring yet."

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