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For All Mankind (1989)

For All Mankind still
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri April 19, 2019
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


In July, it will have been a half century since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Nothing since
has captured the worldwide excitement of this technological “leap for mankind.” For All Mankind
was a passion project; Al Reinert taped 80 hours of interviews with the astronauts, and he and
editor Susan Korda edited millions of feet of film from nine Apollo missions into a tight 79 minutes.
The end result is not a documentation of a single event or even the NASA program as a whole; it’s
a deeply moving celebration of mankind’s great adventure into space. Brian Eno’s score captures
the feeling of wonder, joy, and levity seen in the images.

79 min
Al Reinert, 1989, USA, DCP

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