Today, NEON and IMAX Corporation announced that Apollo 11 (trailer below!), the documentary that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, will be digitally remastered into the IMAX format. The documentary is set to release in theaters exclusively for one week only beginning on March 1, 2019.
Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary shows incredible and rare behind-the-scenes footage of space that captured the first moon landing. This cinematic event, 50 years in the making, was destined for IMAX release. Apollo 11 took home the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing, and deservedly so. It was crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, edited in a matter that makes it as cinematic as the events that transpired.
Director Todd Douglas Miller is as excited for the documentary’s release as audiences should be. “We’re so excited to be working with NEON and IMAX on this very special event film”, he said. “Ever since we saw the first frame of 65mm film footage roll off the film scanner we always envisioned ‘Apollo 11’ to be seen on the biggest screens possible. IMAX theaters are the cathedrals of cinema and we can’t think of a more perfect way for audiences to enjoy the adventure of ‘Apollo 11’”
Apollo 11 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMRÒ (Digital Re-Mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Be sure to see the film in IMAX. Showings will begin as early as Thursday Feb. 28th (evening & at select locations) and to broader release on March 1st.
Official Apollo 11 IMAX Trailer:
Director: Todd Douglas Miller
Producers: Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Petersen, Evan Krauss
Executive Producers: Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, Josh Braun
Coordinating Producer: Alexandra Hannibal
Editor: Todd Douglas Miller
Music: Matt Morton
Sound Design/Mix: Eric Milano
Archival Producer: Stephen Slater