Todd Douglas Miller's award-winning film is top-grossing doc of 2019
NEON is bringing Apollo 11 back to theaters this Saturday - the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
"The run will include weeklong engagements and special one-off showings in over 100 theaters across top markets including New York, Los Angeles, DC, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Miami," NEON announced. Check theater locations here.
The film directed by Todd Douglas Miller makes use of newly discovered 65mm film of the lunar mission, allowing viewers to experience the moon shot as it unfolded. The re-release will push Apollo 11 over the $9 million mark in box office earnings in North America; it's already the highest-grossing nonfiction title this year. Along with its take in domestic theaters, NEON reports the film has made more than $1 million in the UK.
Besides the theatrical re-release, Apollo 11 will air on CNN this Saturday as well, at 9pm and 11pm ET.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.