Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds, Corey Stoll
Director: Damien Chazelle
Running Time: 141 minutes
Certificate: 12A - infrequent strong language, moderate threat
Dedicated fortnightly screenings of contemporary and classic films. The ticket price includes a complimentary tea / coffee and biscuits.
"Astonishing. The definitive take on a monumental moment in history - without ever losing sight of the man underneath the visor."
-John Nugent, Empire Magazine
"A captivating and suspenseful thriller, which is given a powerful whoosh of added poignancy by the story of Armstrong’s family life."
-Brian Viner, Daily Mail
"This is a human story, remarkably well told."
-David Lister, Independent
"Chazelle tells Armstrong’s story with certainty and verve."
-Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Wisely, Chazelle has opted to leave spectacle to the blockbusters and instead aims for awe - which is related, but different, and harder to pull off."
-Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Thrilling when it escapes the gravity of drab living rooms and offices, First Man does an admirable job of complexifying a well-told tale."
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
"Gosling and especially Foy are out of this world."
- James Mottram, Total Film
"This last, largely silent, section on the moon itself is rightly awe-inspiring -- but it takes the movie a long time to get up there."
- David Sexton, London Evening Standard
"The film reconstitutes our taciturn hero as a man riven with grief after the death of his daughter...It’s a bold move and seems to inform Gosling’s every decision as an actor."
- Kevin Maher, Times
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
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