On the heels of their six-time Academy Award winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost – on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself – of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
“After seeing First Man, it’s doubtful you’ll think about space flight, or Armstrong’s historic walk, in quite the same way. You’ll know more deeply how it happened, what it meant and what it was, and why its mystery – more than ever – still lingers.” Variety
“In its tragic undertones, complex psychological edifice, and claustrophobic visuals, First Man stands out, in both content and form, as a remarkable, jaw-dropping departure from anything Chazelle has previously made.” The Film Stage
“It’s a credit to the filmmakers and to lead actor Ryan Gosling’s thoughtfully internalized performance as Neil Armstrong that this sober, contemplative picture has emotional involvement, visceral tension, and yes, even suspense, in addition to stunning technical craft.” The Hollywood Reporter
Critics: 84% Audience 77%
Top Critics positive review 89% Top Critics average score 78% Audience Liked It 64%
Stockbridge Audience Score: TBC
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