Public Invited to Visit Site, Sign Guestbook, Share Memories of Apollo XI;Doc Film Recalls July ‘69 First Moon Landing Mission on Eve of 40th Anniversary
Online PR News – 22-May-2009 – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2009 – ‘Moon Beat’, the award-winning 40th anniversary Apollo XI documentary film showcasing memories of Apollo XI, NASA and the U.S. space program from top news reporters and senior NASA officials today announced the addition of a new website guestbook feature allowing visitors to also share ‘Memories of Apollo XI.’
The 'Share Your Apollo Memories' form can be found at the film's official website: www.moonbeatthemovie.com.
“The 40th anniversary of Apollo XI is an important milestone that we are called to commemorate and celebrate,” said Moon Beat Director/Producer Kevin Stirling. “The news reporters and NASA officials who star in ‘Moon Beat’ have shared their thoughts and memories about Apollo XI and the space race of the 1960s, and it seems fitting that also offer a forum for the public to also share their memories about Apollo XI, the U.S. space race or even the newspapers they read and stories they remember.”
‘Moon Beat’ recalls President Kennedy’s call to go to the moon, and the onset of the 1960s space race with the Soviet Union, leading up to the 1969 flight of Apollo XI. The documentary revisits the events from the POV of the news reporters who covered and wrote about the U.S. space program for many years including: John Noble Wilford, New York Times, Al Neuharth, Founder, USA Today and Florida Today, Reg Turnill, BBC Aerospace Correspondent and Joe Morgenstern, Film Critic, The Wall Street Journal and many others. The film also features interviews with senior NASA officials including Jack W. King (Voice of Apollo) who is best remembered for his exhilarating Apollo launch countdowns by millions of Apollo enthusiasts around the world.
The documentary film also features interviews with: George Alexander, Mark Bloom, Kay Bloom, Sue Butler, Bob Button, Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr., Donald C. Drake, Hugh W. Harris, Arthur Hill, Leon Jaroff, Bill Larson, Victor McElheny, Jesco von Puttkamer, John J. Wilhelm, George Wilson and Wolfgang Will.
'Moon Beat’ recently won the 2009 Special Jury Remi Award at the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. WorldFest Houston is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World and is the festival that discovered Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, John Lee Hancock, Randall Kleiser, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, Robert Townsend, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and David Lynch with their very first awards. Others include: The Coen Brothers, Bryan De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Michael Demme, Spike Lee, George Lucas, David Lynch, Paul Mazursky, Oliver Stone, and hundreds more.
For More Information:
Moon Beat: www.moonbeatthemovie.com
WorldFest Houston: http://www.worldfest.org