New Film Profiles Gene Cernan
Only one person on Earth can claim the title "The Last Man on the Moon," and a new documentary film by that name takes a look at how Gene Cernan has been affected by his spaceflight experience. Cernan, 81, worked with independent filmmakers Mark Craig and Mark Stewart, from the UK. Craig "deftly creates a lyrical documentary by blending archival NASA footage with animation inspired by mid-century design and contemporary video and audio of Cernan," according to the Houston Chronicle. Space.com called the film "an engrossing look at spaceflight history."
"This story just never gets old," said New York Times film reviewer Neil Genzlinger. Cernan is "an eloquent guide to his own career, stretching back to his days as a Navy pilot," Genzlinger says. "Mark Craig, the director, does a fine job of capturing the competitive camaraderie of the early Apollo days through Captain Cernan and interviews with other astronauts, their wives, and NASA officials." The film, an hour and 36 minutes long, is scheduled to play at independent theaters nationwide, and can be rented for $6.99 via iTunes.