"Apollo 8: A Christmas Moon" Named Official Selection at 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival
Filmmaker Kevin Stirling's Award-Winning Film Recalls 1968 Christmas Lunar Mission; Documentary Short Set For Film Festival Screening and New Mexico Premiere
By: NCI Productions
"I am grateful and honored that "Apollo 8: A Christmas Moon" has been chosen as an Official Selection for the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival," said Kevin Stirling, the film's producer and director.
Viewers will recall the epic Christmas flight of Apollo 8 both for its remarkable space exploration achievements as well as the uplifting sense of hope the mission provided to a war-weary nation in 1968, when three American astronauts (Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James A. Lovell Jr., and Lunar Module Pilot William A. Anders) joined the pantheon of space explorers, as they became the first humans ever to leave Earth's gravitational forces, successfully journeying roundtrip to the Moon, as the entire world watched in suspense, awe and wonder.
"Apollo 8: A Christmas Moon" features spectacular NASA footage, interviews with NASA officials and award-winning journalists who covered NASA during the 1960s: George F. Alexander (Newsweek, LA Times), Mark Bloom (NY Daily News), Hugh W. Harris (Director, NASA Public Affairs), Bob Button (NASA Public Affairs), Victor McElheny (Boston Globe), John Noble Wilford (New York Times) and others.
For More Information:
Apollo 8: A Christmas Moon: http://www.apollo8movie.com
Las Cruces International Film Festival: http://lascrucesfilmfest.com/
Kevin Stirling, Producer/Director