Imax Launch Date, Trailer, Oscar Push – .
Neon, which distributed the 2019 Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary Apollo 11, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, announced Thursday that it will release Miller’s new short film Apollo 11: Quarantine in Imax theaters starting Jan. 29 . The distributor said it would launch an Oscar campaign for The Short, which is co-co-co-hosting by Neon and CNN Films, and which lasts just over 23 minutes.
Apollo 11: Quarantine will include never-before-seen 70mm footage from the National Archives and NASA, which focuses on the three-week medical quarantine the astronauts went through after their return from the moon in the summer of 1969 – a fitting topic these days with the coronavirus pandemic and quarantines are the norm.
Check out the trailer below.
“I am honored to be working again with so many talented filmmakers and the innovative teams at Neon, CNN Films and Imax,” said Miller. “And very excited for the audience to experience a little-known part of history – a lasting message of hope in these unprecedented times.”
Miller produced the short film with Laura Kirby-Miller, Thomas Baxley Petersen and Evan Krauss. Executive producers are Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton for CNN Films, Josh Braun of Submarine and Tom Quinn of Neon.
The original Apollo 11 documentary was released in Spring 2019 and grossed $ 15.3 million worldwide. It was shortlisted for the Feature Documentary Oscar.
Here is the trailer for Apollo 11: Quarantine: