‘Apollo 10 1/2’ Trailer: Richard Linklater’s Animated Coming-Of-Age Film Offers Starry-Eyed Look At The Moon Landing

Quick, name Richard Linklater’s last three films! It’s okay if you don’t remember Everybody Wants Some, Last Flag Flying, and Where’d You Go Bernadette? None of them were exactly what fans of the Boyhood filmmaker were looking for from him. But perhaps Linklater’s upcoming SXSW premiere of Apollo 10 1/2 will do the trick, as it’s based in part on his own childhood and returns to the animated style of A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life.

The story follows the historic Apollo 10 moon landing in 1969, through the eyes of an awestruck kid in nearby Houston, Texas.

A couple of Linklater regulars are part of the cast including Glen Powell and Jack Black, along with Zachary Levi, Josh Wiggins, Milo Coy, Lee Eddy, Bill Wise, Natalie L’Amoureaux, Sam Chipman, Jessica Brynne Cohen, and Danielle Guilbot.

Apollo 10 1/2 premieres at SXSW before hitting Netflix on April 1st.

APOLLO 10 ½: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives – the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas who has intergalactic dreams of his own. Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated® filmmaker Richard Linklater’s own life, APOLLO 10 ½: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure.



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