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First Man

Director Damien Chazelle and actor Ryan Gosling (La La Land) reunite for this biopic on the adventures and life of Neil Armstrong, from his entry into NASA’s astronaut program in 1961 to his epoch-making walk on the moon eight years later.

Time & Tickets

There are at least two ways to look at a hero. You can stand back and gaze upwards, or you can draw closer and see heroic acts through the hero’s eyes. Maintaining the impressive pace that saw – over the course of two years – both WHIPLASH and LA LA LAND capture wide audience and award attention, director Damien Chazelle is back to tell the story of one of America’s great heroes, Neil Armstrong. And he puts us right there with him.

FIRST MAN throws us immediately into the cockpit with Armstrong and his fellow test pilots as they break record after record, hurtling beyond the stratosphere in shaky metal prototypes that can barely take the strain. Each time they take off they risk death, which bonds them in a camaraderie that can be both noble and steely. At home, Armstrong maintains the taciturn logic that keeps him alive as a pilot, but it tears at his relationship with his wife, Janet, and sons. When he’s called on to join NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon, Armstrong bears down for what might be the ultimate glory… or the ultimate sacrifice. (source: www.tiff.net)

Damien Chazelle, USA, 2018, 138 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds.
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