Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Next for RFC Presents series: ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’

The Robinson Film Center Presents series is pushing forward with a screening of the space exploration documentary, "In the Shadow of the Moon" (click for trailer).

The flick was produced by Hollywood moonboy Ron Howard and won the Audience Award for World Documentary at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

WHAT: "In the Shadow of the Moon."
WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 1.
WHERE: Regal Cinemas Louisiana Boardwalk Stadium 14, Bossier City.
COST: $7.50.
RESERVATIONS: Tickets may be purchased at the theater or in advance by calling RFC at (318) 424-9090.

"In the Shadow of the Moon" provides rare glimpses into the lives of the Apollo mission astronauts. An RFC press release reads, "Mixing archival footage (including some never-before-seen footage shot by the astronauts themselves) with interviews, 'In the Shadow of the Moon' is the story of America's fledgling space program as told by the astronauts who lived it.'"

Perhaps fun for space-junkies will be the evening's special guests. Greg Andrews of Sci-Port Discovery Center and B-movie filmmaker Drew Sidaris will handle a post-screening Q&A. Why? Read their bios.

Greg Andrews
Greg Andrews is the Astronomy Program Leader at Sci-Port Discovery Center, and his main responsibility is operating and developing programs for the Danya and Ronald L. Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium. On a daily basis, he is charged with introducing space science in an exciting and understandable way. Greg obtained a B.S. in Physics in 2005 from LSUS. His goal is to become an astrophysicist.

Drew Sidaris
Drew Sidaris is a Shreveport resident with a long resume in film and television production. Though his experiences in the entertainment industry range from coordinating stunts for such classic television programs as "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The A-Team" to serving as president of his own film production company, Drew's career also took him to some interesting places regarding space travel and the media. He was stage manager for four live television broadcasts of Space Shuttle Columbia launches, working closely with host Buzz Aldrin to bring Columbia flights STS-1 through STS-4 to home viewing audiences.

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