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New to Streaming: ‘Apollo 11,’ ‘Greta,’ ‘Charlie Says,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Antichrist (Lars von Trier)

Like the majority of Lars von Trier films, from the first moments of Antichrist, one will be able to discern if it’s an experience they want to proceed with. For those will to endure its specific unpleasantness, there’s a poetic, affecting exploration of despair at its center. Chaos reigns, indeed. – Jordan R.

Where to Stream: Mubi (free for 30 days)

Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller)

On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin embarked on a historic lunar odyssey, successfully landing on the moon and then returning to Earth. Free of talking heads, reenactments, and newly-recorded narration, the new documentary Apollo 11
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New Trailer Lands For Historic Documentary ‘Apollo 11’

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A new trailer for Apollo 11, a new documentary revolving around the 1969 space mission has been released by the kind folks over at Universal and Dogwoof. The film features never-before-seen, newly digitised footage designed to be viewed on the big screen and a propulsive electronic soundtrack, director Todd Douglas Miller takes audiences to the moon and back in a jaw-dropping and thrilling documentation about the historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission.

Following its triumph at Sundance Film Festival where the film won the Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing, Apollo 11 will receive its UK Premiere at Sundance London. The film is crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. It takes us straight to the heart of Nasa’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
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AFI Docs 2019 Unveils Female-Heavy Slate Of 72 Films From 17 Countries

AFI Docs has raised the curtain on its 2019 slate — 68% of which are films produced by women and nearly half that feature a female helmer. The lineup features 72 documentaries from 17 countries, including six world premieres.

The films will unspool from June 19-23 in Washington, D.C., and Silver Spring, MD. See the full program for the fest below.

This year’s Centerpiece film will be American Factory, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, which examines the culture clash resulting from the takeover of a Dayton, Oh, factory by a Chinese company. It will screen on Friday, June 21.

“Each year, the AFI Docs slate includes a variety of films exploring topical issues, intriguing personalities and compelling voices,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director of AFI Festivals. “This year’s festival offers audiences a chance to discover new perspectives on familiar topics and unique stories they may be hearing for the first time — demonstrating
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Altitude bolsters UK release slate with 'Little Monsters', 'Meeting Gorbachev' (exclusive)

Altitude bolsters UK release slate with 'Little Monsters', 'Meeting Gorbachev' (exclusive)
Company unveils plans for its summer slate including ‘Maradona’, ‘Horrible Histories’.

Altitude Film Distribution, the releasing arm of UK mini-studio Altitude Film Entertainment, has added four titles to its UK release slate.

The company has picked up rights to Andre Singer and Werner Herzog’s documentary Meeting Gorbachev. The film, which premiered at Telluride last year, sees Herzog interview the former general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to get an insight into his life and career. Altitude picked up the title from History Films and will release in November.

Altitude has also bought Little Monsters, the
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PBS Summer Slate Celebrates Cultural Milestones, Technological Triumphs Of Summer 1969

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PBS is devoting much of its summer programming lineup to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of pivotal moments in U.S. history, with limited series and specials on the lunar landing, gay liberation and Woodstock, among other topics.

PBS, now branding itself America’s home for documentary film, will tell the story of 1969. A special slate commemorates cultural milestones and technological triumphs from half a century ago, including The Lavender Scare in June, a three-part Chasing the Moon in July, and Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation in August. The month of July will be dedicated to the previously announced “Summer of Space” multi-platform experience [complete list of dates below].

“Our summer programming slate celebrates discovery, embraces pioneers and risk-takers, and encourages our viewers to explore new worlds and expand their horizons,” Perry Simon, PBS’s Chief Programming Executive said. “As America’s home for documentary film, we are excited to share 1969’s monumental moments
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‘Apollo 11’ To Land In UK Cinemas From 28th June Following Sundance Debut

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Just yesterday we announced the full line-up for this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London, and now we can reveal the release date for one of the films getting its premiere there, Apollo 11. The film has been getting huge praise since debuting at the main Sundance Film Festival back in January, and I cannot wait to see what the fuss is about.

Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) has crafted the film, which is about the historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission, constructed from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. The film has already been labeled “one of the most astounding films about space ever made,” and is gathering five-star reviews pretty much everywhere it screens.

Here’s the official description:

The film is crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. It takes
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‘1969’ Trailer Tells the Story of the Most Transformative Year in U.S. History

1969 was a year of groundbreaking change in the United States: not only was it the year of the moon landing and Woodstock, but it was also the year of the Stonewall riots and anti-war protests, a time when young people looked around and saw the sorry state of world affairs and decided they needed to do something about it. A new, six-part ABC docuseries, 1969 tells the story of this extraordinary year, and it kicks off with the untold story of perhaps one of the most formative events of the 20th century: the moon landing.
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‘Apollo 11’ Live 360-Degree Immersive Show to Touch Down in Los Angeles This Summer

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‘Apollo 11’ Live 360-Degree Immersive Show to Touch Down in Los Angeles This Summer
Former astronaut Charlie Duke is one of only 12 people ever to set foot on the moon, and he is now bringing that experience to millions as ambassador of the upcoming live show “Apollo 11 – An Immersive 360° Adventure.”

Premiering at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on July 5, the show’s launch ties in the with the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first lunar landing on July 20, 1969.

Duke served as capsule communicator in Nasa’s Mission Control for that historic mission, and went on to become the youngest person to visit the moon on Apollo 16 in April 1972 when he was just 36.

Also Read: 'Apollo 11' Director Says Damien Chazelle Beat Him to Staging the Moon Landing: 'That Was My Exact Idea'

“There was a feeling of adventure, wonder, excitement … all of these emotions roll into one as you stand on the moon,” Duke, now 83, told TheWrap. “It was
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Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’ Casts André Holland and Reveals New Plot Details

Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’ Casts André Holland and Reveals New Plot Details
Damien Chazelle’s Netflix series “The Eddy” is coming more into focus now that André Holland has been cast in the leading role. The project marks Chazelle’s first foray into television and finds the director back in “La La Land” musical mode following his Neil Armstrong space biopic “First Man.” Netflix picked up the series in September 2017, saying the Paris-set story would center on “a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.” Holland’s casting has revealed a more specific narrative.

The Eddy” will tell the story of Elliot Udo, a celebrated jazz pianist from New York City who now resides in Paris and owns a failing jazz club. Holland is starring as Elliot, who is described as “emotionally stunted” and “hiding from everyone.” Elliot is having an on-and-off-again relationship with the lead singer of his club’s house band. The story kicks
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From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Apollo 11

Helmed as “the most perfect movie that will ever be made about its subject”, Apollo 11 takes the public behind-the-scenes of the groundbreaking Nasa space mission and first lunar landing. Showcasing exquisite never-before-seen audio and video footage of key historical events and remarkable moments of camaraderie, the riveting documentary has received five stars from critics and will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD, Digital, and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere, as well as On Demand on May 14, 2019 from Neon and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of Nasa’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
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Inside the Making of the Mind-Blowing ‘Apollo 11’ Doc

Inside the Making of the Mind-Blowing ‘Apollo 11’ Doc
Todd Douglas Miller knew that, when it comes to making documentaries — like 2014’s T-Rex fossil hunt Dinosaur 13 — things can get a little stressful. Still, this new project he had been working on was something else entirely. Sitting in an office in New York City last year, the filmmaker would regularly await the arrival of one of many climate-controlled trucks being driven up from College Park, Maryland. The two drivers were instructed not to stop — and even then, only if they had to switch seats. Miller would regularly check traffic conditions,
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‘Apollo 11’ Review: It Takes a Village to Get to Space in This Tense Documentary

‘Apollo 11’ Review: It Takes a Village to Get to Space in This Tense Documentary
It feels appropriate that Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary Apollo 11 would come out on the heels of First Man, Damien Chazelle’s drama about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing. Chazelle’s film highlighted the stakes felt by otherwise ordinary people as they worked toward an extraordinary goal. Miller’s documentary, made up entirely of Nasa archival footage […]

The post ‘Apollo 11’ Review: It Takes a Village to Get to Space in This Tense Documentary appeared first on /Film.
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‘Apollo 11’ Director Says Damien Chazelle Beat Him to Staging the Moon Landing: ‘That Was My Exact Idea’

‘Apollo 11’ Director Says Damien Chazelle Beat Him to Staging the Moon Landing: ‘That Was My Exact Idea’
When Todd Douglas Miller was editing his film “Apollo 11,” a sweeping, ambitious documentary about Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing mission, he envisioned building up to Armstrong exiting the lunar module, then silently cutting away into the widescreen, IMAX format to reveal the immense scope of the moon’s surface.

The only problem was, Damien Chazelle had done just that for his own film, “First Man.”

“I told Damien, that was my exact idea! We were editing pretty much around the same time,” Miller said he shared with Chazelle when the two met at Sundance. “I was at first a little angry, but the challenge was to come up with something else because I didn’t want to get into the same thing.”

Also Read: 'Apollo 11' Film Review: You Know How It Comes Out, But It's Still a Hell of a Ride

Miller says “First Man
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‘Apollo 11’ reviews: Houston, we have an Oscar contender for 2020

‘Apollo 11’ reviews: Houston, we have an Oscar contender for 2020
The year 2019 is barely two months old, but have we already been treated to a potential Oscar winner for 2020? Just a few months after Damien Chazelle‘s “First Man” dramatized Neil Armstrong‘s historic voyage to the moon, the documentary “Apollo 11” explores the same mission using newly discovered 65mm footage that shows us the event from the point of view of the astronauts, the Mission Control team and the spectators on the ground. And it’s already one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year.

As of this writing the film has a MetaCritic score of 89 based on 20 reviews — all positive. That score makes it the second highest rated film of the year so far, behind only “The Souvenir,” which comes out later this year, but has a 95 score based on rave reviews out of the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Apollo 11” also has 100% freshness on
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Five Decades After Moon Landing, 'Apollo 11' Doc Has Its Head in the Stars (Guest Column)

I'm not exactly a tough sell when it comes to films about slipping the surly bonds of Earth. I had space posters plastered all over the walls and ceiling of my room, and models of the X-15 rocket plane and Saturn V on bookshelves that held the dog-eared issues of National Geographic during the space race years. After all, it was the era's greatest adventure. (Come to think of it, those issues are still on my bookshelves.)

And now, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the ...
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‘Apollo 11’ Doc Launches In Imax; Matt Smith Crowns ‘Mapplethorpe’ – Specialty Box Office Preview

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Just shy of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Neon’s Apollo 11 is taking one giant leap into well over a hundred Imax theaters this weekend. The feature film, by Todd Douglas Miller and compiled from extensive very rarely seen large format footage of the mission, is one of the first big 2019 Sundance Film Festival debuts to hit theaters. The title joins a decent number of new Specialty releases Friday, which follows an Oscar-weekend lull. The Crown and Doctor Who’s Matt Smith stars in Mapplethorpe, Ondi Timoner’s biopic being launched by Samuel Goldwyn Films. IFC Films is opening Michael Winterbottom’s latest, The Wedding Guest. The thriller stars Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel and is getting a traditional roll out beginning in New York this weekend. And Music Box Films is rolling out Christian Petzold’s French and German drama Transit also in New York Friday
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‘Apollo 11’ Review: Immersive Doc on Moon Landing Is a Masterpiece

‘Apollo 11’ Review: Immersive Doc on Moon Landing Is a Masterpiece
It is easy to think that there’s nothing left to be said, and even less to be seen, about the flight that took place on July 16th, 1969 — one that took three men hundreds of thousands of miles away from earth and let two of them step foot on the moon. The countdown to lift-off, that massive flaming metal ring that drops away and burns in the stratosphere, the mirror-helmeted figure planting a flag on the lunar surface, “One small step for man …”: you don’t have to been
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‘Apollo 11’ Film Review: You Know How It Comes Out, But It’s Still a Hell of a Ride

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‘Apollo 11’ Film Review: You Know How It Comes Out, But It’s Still a Hell of a Ride
Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong didn’t quite engage with moviegoers last fall, with Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” limping to about $45 million at the box office and failing to land an Oscar Best Picture nomination.

But what about Neil Armstrong as Neil Armstrong?

That’s what you get with “Apollo 11,” which uses actual footage from the Nasa mission that first landed a man on the moon. The film is one of the opening-night documentaries at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, offering a less enveloping but fully captivating look at the mission whose 50th anniversary will arrive in July of this year.

Also Read: 'The Wedding Guest' Film Review: Dev Patel Thriller Is Heavy on Ambience, Light on Actual Thrills

In a way, it’s unfair to compare “Apollo 11” to “First Man” — but given the timing, it’s also unavoidable. So while Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary
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‘First Man’ Wins Oscar For Visual Effects

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‘First Man’ Wins Oscar For Visual Effects
First Man, the moonshot tale of Neil Armstrong in the launchpad years before his historic voyage won the Academy Award for visual effects, topping a field of eclectic competitors that included the superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, a Star Wars film directed by Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg’s pop-culture collage Ready Player One.

First Man visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert — who also won an Oscar for Blade Runner 2049 –– led an unique effort on First Man, which achieved its evocative recreation of the Apollo 11 mission by melding digital effects, meticulously created miniatures, archival footage, vintage filming techniques and colossal Led screens to re-create the 1969 space mission and the historic ramp-up to it.

The Academy Award honors for First Man went to Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J.D. Schwalm. Hunter is a repeat winner, he also won a space-travel Oscar for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar in2015.

First Man
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