The Academy Award® winning team of director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling (La La Land) reunites for this biopic of Neil Armstrong, from his entry into NASA’s astronaut program in 1961 to his epoch-making walk on the moon eight years later.
Based on the book by James R. Hansen, First Man is a visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s (Gosling) perspective of the training and frequent setbacks. Armstrong’s extraordinary perseverance is often at odds with his family life and creates tension with his wife Janet (Claire Foy).
A nuanced depiction of one of the most dangerous missions in history, First Man, is riveting viewing.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
Director: Damien Chazelle
141 minutes, USA, 2018