Lost in Criterion heads to the Moon this week in our first proper documentary (discounting that other "documentary" we did awhile back). Al Reinert's 1989 film of the Apollo missions For All Mankind is billed as "the most expensive documentary ever made," which is silly, but perhaps true. The work uses footage and interviews NASA itself shot throughout the Apollo missions to present one consistent narrative, telling the tale as if there were only one moon trip while using footage from all of them (including the ill-fated Apollo 13, the film version of which Reinert co-wrote the screenplay for).
It's a lovely film about the triumph of human ingenuity. Give us a listen, won't you?