Chasing the Moon Screenings at Local Libraries

Chasing the Moon Screenings at Local Libraries

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00pm - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:00pm

Join others at local libraries to screen episodes from Chasing the Moon. Find Schedule and locations 

Chasing the Moon, a film by Robert Stone, reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama.

The Monroe County Library System has partnered with WXXI to show special screenings of the American Experience documentary, “Chasing the Moon” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Below is a list of MCLS member libraries that will be screening portions of the documentary and a brief description of each part. Find Schedule and locations

More about the film:
The WXXI initiatives  is part of PBS A SUMMER OF SPACE multiplatform experience, anchored by the highly anticipated AMERICAN EXPERIENCE six-hour film Chasing the Moon, and including new science and history programs, will begin in July timed to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Chasing the Moon, written, produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Stone, premieres Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10, 9:00-11:00 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Local supportfor WXXI's initiative is provided by: 

The Village at Unity

The 50th Stratsenburgh Planetarium