Journey to the Moon 40th Year!
Journey to the Moon - 40th Year, aims to celebrate humankind's landmark historical achievement of landing on the moon through exceptional narrative and documentary films. The fiction films in the program deal with the narrative, creative stories, myths of the moon and space and extra terrestrial happenings - inspired by the moon and outer space; on the other hand the new excellent documentaries present archival footage and spectacular important missions made to the moon told by fascinating astronauts.
8 May, Saturday
Screening and Talk
In the Shadow of the Moon 110'
Nasa Astronaut Marsha S. Ivins in conversation
with the collaboration
The Consulate General of the United States of America, İstanbul
Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Director: Georges Méliès, 1902,
Black&whiteSilent , 14', France
A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 French black and white silent science fiction film. It is based loosely on two popular novels of the time: From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells. The film was written and directed by Georges Méliès, assisted by his brother Gaston. The film runs 14 minutes if projected at 16 frames per second, which was the standard frame rate at the time the film was produced. It was extremely popular at the time of its release and is the best-known of the hundreds of fantasy films made by Méliès. A Trip to the Moon is the first science fiction film, and utilizes innovative animation and specialeffects, including the well-known image of the spaceship landing in the moon's eye.
Director: Fritz Lang
Metropolis is a 1927 silent German expressionism science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and Thea von Harbou. Lang and von Harbou, who were married, wrote the screenplay in 1924, and published a novelization in 1926, before the film was released. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and examines a common science fiction theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. The film stars Alfred Abel as the leader of the city, Gustav Fröhlich as his son, who tries to mediate between the elite caste and the workers, Brigitte Helm as both the pure-at-heart worker Maria and the debased robot version of her, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge as the mad scientist who creates the robot.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Director: Robert Wise
The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 black-and-white science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien visitor who comes to Earth with a warning. creenwriter Edmund H. North based the screenplay on the 1940 Harry Bates' short story "Farewell to the Master." The score was composed by Bernard Herrmann and used two theremin electronic instruments. The film is often considered by movie historians to be one of the classics of the science-fiction genre.
First Men in the Moon is a 1964 science fiction film directed by Nathan H. Juran. The film is an adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel The First Men in the Moon and is also known as H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon. (The title of the novel includes the word the twice; the film's title only once). The novel was adapted for the screen by the noted science-fiction scriptwriter Nigel Kneale.
Ray Harryhausen provided stop-motion effects, animated Selenites, giant caterpillar-like "Moon Cows", and a big-brained Prime Lunar.
Cast : Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Robert Dix, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
USA, 98 ‘
When Jogh J. Adams and his administration stop receiving signals from a colony 17 light years away from earth, they are sent to investigate this distant planet. After the attacks of an invisible monster the newly arrived encounters the genius scientist Dr. Morbius and his beautiful daughter Altaira.
In the Shadow of the Moon
An intimate epic, which vividly communicates the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion, of this extraordinary era in American history. Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first, and very possibly the last, time, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON combines archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen, with interviews with the surviving astronauts, including Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13), Dave Scott (Apollo 9 and 15), John Young (Apollo 10 and 16), Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and 17), Mike Collins (Apollo 11), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Alan Bean (Apollo 12), Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17). The astronauts emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and very human.
Journey to the Moon
A Range of Directors (2008)
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a historic speech where he pledged to send astronauts to the moon before the end of the decade. Eight years later, on July 20, 1969, Apollo commander Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and made a giant leap for mankind - a step that symbolized one of the most remarkable feats in human history. In celebration of this historic event, Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing an original 45 minute documentary on the Apollo 11 landing including reflections by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. "Journey to the Moon" The Apollo 11 Story, with reflections by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin.