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National Science and Media Museum

IMAX: First Man (12)

With stunning cinematography and a powerful score, Damien Chazelle’s take on the Apollo 11 mission is an unmissable big-screen experience.

Following their sixfold Academy Award success with La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the human story behind NASA’s mission to land a man on the Moon. Focusing on Neil Armstrong and the US space programme between 1961–69, First Man is a visceral first-person account of one of the most momentous events in human history.

Gosling plays a pragmatic but obsessive Armstrong, whose perspective illuminates the personal and national sacrifices made in order to achieve history. The result is a grounded and immersive view of an unfathomable task.

The combination of Chazelle’s direction, Linus Sandgren’s stunning cinematography and Justin Hurwitz’s score makes this an unmissable big-screen experience.


This screening will be introduced by Stephen Slater.

This summer, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing with activities, talks and screenings across the museum, including our brand new family exhibition Hello Universe.