First Man

First Man

Release Date

2018

Director

  • Damien Chazelle

Cast

  • Ryan Gosling
  • Claire Foy
  • Kyle Chandler

The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues, the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam to tell the story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores triumph, sacrifice, and leading under the pressure of grace and tragedy.




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Past Programs

2018

First Man at Michigan Theater

Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI