While Neil Armstrong will always be remembered by humanity as the first man to walk on the Moon, he was never one for the celebrity that followed him the rest of his life. Now, with his children’s help, a new documentary is being released that celebrates the life of one of our greatest explorers. David Fairhead is directing the piece and knows the material quite well having previously directed ‘Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo’ which put a focus on those who worked in Mission Control.
The documentary will feature interviews with Armstrong’s family, including home movies, and so much more.
The synopsis for ‘Armstrong’ is as follows:
ARMSTRONG is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life. With the support of the Armstrong family, including his two sons Rick and Mark, the film details his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in Korea, his test pilot days, the drama and excitement of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions, and the challenges that followed his extraordinary fame.
Not only that, but Harrison Ford will be narrating the feature by using Armstrong’s own words.
You can check out the ‘Armstrong’ Trailer right here:
I’m sure fans of anything related to space exploration are going to be thrilled at a chance to see this one!
According to the director:
“Telling this story is a documentary filmmaker’s dream. When Neil made his small step onto the lunar surface, it marked his transformation from mere man to global celebrity – something he spent the rest of his life trying to avoid. Through the testimony of colleagues, friends, and family, we outline his achievements and tell the seemingly familiar, yet also little known tale of the First Man on the Moon.”
Armstrong’s sons Rick and Mark also shared their thoughts on the documentary by stating that:
“We were delighted to collaborate with the filmmakers, who did such a remarkable job with “The Last Man On The Moon” and “Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo,” on this wonderful portrait of our Dad. We hope that audiences enjoy the opportunity to see some very rare footage of him and to share in celebrating his memory and his achievements.”
Will you be checking out ‘Armstrong’ when it is released? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Armstrong’ will blast off into select theaters and On Demand streaming services on July 12th, 2019!