First Man

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for this riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon. Told from Neil Armstrong’s perspective and 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 public missions in history. Claire Foy (‘The Crown’) stars as the grounded other-half of their marriage. (PG13, 141 mins)

“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.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“Astonishing. The definitive take on a monumental moment in history — without ever losing sight of the man underneath the visor.” – John Nugent, Empire