Tag Archives: Apollo 11

Unreleasable: The 10 Best Films That Failed to Land U.S. Distribution This Decade

One of the strangest and most vexing things about reviewing movies for a trade paper like Variety — which involves covering films at festivals and markets, as opposed to those consumer newspaper critics who follow the theatrical release schedule — is the fact that so many of the films we cover don’t have U.S. distribution […]

WATCH: Queen’s Christmas Message Commemorates Moon Landing, D-Day Anniversaries

Her Majesty The Queen marked the 50th anniversary of the moon landings and the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in a Christmas messsage which stressed reconciliation, and the beginning of great things from small steps.

The Best Documentaries of 2019

At a time when leaders spout lies and cries of “fake news” put reputable media outlets in doubt, audiences showed an astonishing appetite for nonfiction filmmaking. This year, more than 15 documentaries crossed the $1 million mark in theaters, ranging from high-profile concert films (such as Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” and “Bring the Soul: The […]

Innovative Scores Elevated the Year’s Documentaries

It’s next to impossible for a documentary score to be Oscar-nominated alongside the dozens of fictional narratives entered each year. But it did happen, just once: In 1975, composer Gerald Fried was nominated for his music for “Birds Do It, Bees Do It,” a documentary on the mating habits of animals. Fried, now 91, perhaps […]

‘Apollo 11’ Returning to Imax Theaters (EXCLUSIVE)

“Apollo 11” will return to Imax theaters for a one-week engagement, Variety has learned. The move comes as the documentary about the 1969 NASA mission to put the first men on the moon is gearing up for a heated awards season. “Apollo 11” is seen as one of the major contenders for the best documentary […]

‘American Factory,’ ‘Apollo 11’ Receive PGA Documentary Nominations

The Producers Guild of America has unveiled the nominations for its 2020 Documentary Motion Picture awards. “Advocate,” “American Factory,” “Apollo 11,” “The Cave,” “For Sama,” “Honeyland” and “One Child Nation” were nominated. The winner will be announced on Jan. 18 at the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hollywood Palladium. The PGA said Tuesday […]

‘Apollo 11,’ Bruce Springsteen Among Winners of Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

“Apollo 11” was the big winner at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards on Sunday in New York City. The film took home the award for documentary feature, as well as editing for Todd Douglas Miller and score for Matt Morton. “Apollo 11” was also honored with archival documentary and science/nature documentary prizes. There […]

‘American Factory,’ ‘Apollo 11’ Score International Documentary Award Nominations

“American Factory,” “Apollo 11,” “For Sama” and “The Edge of Democracy” have scored multiple nominations for the International Documentary Awards. “Advocate,” “Honeyland,” “Midnight Family,” “One Child Nation,” “Sea of Shadows,” and “The Biggest Little Farm” also received nods. The 35th Annual IDA Documentary Awards will be held on Dec. 7 at Paramount Studios in Los […]

‘Apollo 11,’ ‘Amazing Grace’ Selected for International Documentary Association Shortlist

The International Documentary Association has announced its shortlist for best feature, a category that includes “Apollo 11,” “American Factory,” “Diego Maradona,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” and the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace.” The 2019 awards will be presented during a ceremony at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on Dec. 7. Up to 10 nominees […]

Nolte: America Went to the Moon and then Went Shopping

I’m no space nut. I was not one of those kids who built model rockets. But I do understand what the space program did for this country, not just for our national pride (which is important), but how the relentless push to achieve Kennedy’s radical challenge dramatically improved life here on Earth.

From Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ to ‘Apollo 13,’ America’s Moon Landing was a Giant Leap for Movies, Too

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope.

Ret. General Robert Spalding: Moon Landing Couldn’t Happen in Today’s Deindustrialized America; ‘We’ve Lost It All’ to China

The Apollo 11 moon landing’s lessons – particularly the need for national industrial policy – are being lost, said Retired Gen. Robert Spalding.

Pinkerton: ‘One Giant Leap’ — the Apollo Project and the American Way

The space program was not just about the guts and grit of astronauts with “the right stuff,” nor about the brilliance of the engineers who designed the spacecraft.  It was also about the financial and organizational ability of government leaders, corporate executives, and white- and blue-collar workers—all teaming up to get the job done. 

NASA Deputy Admin on Moon Landing 50th Anniversary: Next Stop Is Mars

After its next planned astronaut moon landing, NASA’s Project Artemis intends to land astronauts on Mars, explained NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard in a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Robert Charles: Woke Media Turn Moon Landing into ‘Political Knife Fight’ About Sexism

The New York Times and Washington Post used the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space flight and moon landing to push a “political knife fight,” said Robert Charles, spokesperson for the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), in a