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Moon Movies:
Apollo 11 at 50

In collaboration with Houghton Library’s celebration of the moon landing’s 50th anniversary, the Harvard Film Archive presents films about humans’ exploration of that final frontier, including The Right Stuff, Philip Kaufman’s detailed portrait of the earliest astronauts’ personal and public lives, and Fritz Lang’s silent Woman in the Moon, which features surprisingly prescient technical details and is credited with inventing the backward countdown. The HFA’s Weekend Matinees are also folded into this series and feature moon-themed films appropriate for space travelers of all ages.

The screenings on June 8 and July 20 will be preceded by a tour of Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Apollo 11 at Fifty (April 29 - August 3) with exhibition curator John Overholt. Free and open to the public.

Current and upcoming programs