The Other Side of the Moon

Director: Mickey Lemle

Institute History

  • 1990 Sundance Film Festival


On July 20, 1969, two men first set foot on the moon. Since then Only twelve other human beings have had what is unquestionably the most unique experience known to man. From the dark side of the moon comes The Other Side of the Moon, a feature documentary about the men of the Apollo program, and a film that bears little resemblance to The Right Stuff or last year's Documentary Grand Prize Winner, For All Mankind.

While For All Mankind emphasized the majesty of space and the heroic qualities of the Apollo astronauts, The Other Side of the Moon asks: What do heroes do for an encore? The answers provided in this compelling documentary by eight of the original twenty-four Apollo astronauts are amusing, touching, and even haunting. There are descriptions of profound depression and alienation, divorce, search for meaning and discoveries of God. One looks for Noah's Ark in remote areas of Turkey; another sells arms on the international market. Their stories are combined with stunning footage from space recreating their experiences.
These are men whose training had stripped them of their ability to express, fear and anxiety. They went into space not to feel, but to do a job. Yet the encounter left an indelible mark which they recount in candid detail.

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