I have mixed feelings on First Man, but I’m absolutely certain that if you want to see it, you need to see it in a theater on the biggest screen possible. Director Damien Chazelle has made an immersive experience that puts you in the cockpit with Neil Armstrong and lets you feel the life and death stakes of his missions to get to the moon. I saw the film about a month ago at TIFF, and I’m still rattled by the mission scenes in the movie.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 35 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of First Man. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “FIRST MAN”. The screening is Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the latest trailer below. The film opens October 12th and stars Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbot, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas.
Here’s the official synopsis for First Man:
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 behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Post), the epic drama of leading under the pressure of grace and tragedy is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Isaac Klausner (Love, Simon) and Chazelle. Steven Spielberg, Adam Merims and Singer executive produce, while DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.