Apollo 13

Apollo 13

Selected by the Visual Effects Branch. Free for Museum Members. Special guest: Introduction by Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato, ASC.

Selected by the Visual Effects Branch. 
Free for Museum Members.
Ron Howard directed this tense retelling of the third NASA mission to the moon, where a series of system failures led to three astronauts nearly being marooned in space. Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton star as the imperiled astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise, with Oscar-nominated support provided by Ed Harris as NASA flight director Gene Kranz and Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell. The nominated visual effects team of Robert Legato, Michael Kanfer, Leslie Ekker, and Matt Sweeney recreated the astronauts’ mission with scrupulous visual realism, and the film received a total of nine nominations including Best Picture, winning for its film editing and sound. 

DIRECTED BY: Ron Howard. WRITTEN BY: William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert. WITH: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan. 1995. 139 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG. 4K DCP.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

This program is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology.

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