Even though we are over three months away from the Oscars, there is a certain buzz about it already, where several films have already been talked about to be real contenders. One of them has been the documentary film, Apollo 11.
And now, the film is all set to return to the IMAX theaters soon for a one-week engagement. 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. The film, in the documentary category, faces tough competition from the likes of The Cave, a gripping look at the war in Syria, and American Factory, the story of the culture clashes that ensue when a Chinese company sets up operations in Middle America.
Neon, the indie studio that partnered with CNN Films on Apollo 11, will re-release the movie on Dec. 6. It originally opened in Imax on March 1 and went on to gross $16.3 million globally, to become the top-earning non-fiction film of the year. Apollo 11 has already earned Gotham Awards, Spirit Awards, Cinema Eye and IDA nominations, and won three Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. The movie utilized previously unreleased 65mm footage and audio recordings to look at the courage and daring of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.