Winner of 2016 Houston Film Critics Texas Independent Film Award and Best Documentary at 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival
The Last Man on the Moon (directed by Mark Craig) tells the story of one man’s part in mankind’s greatest adventure. When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan’s burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, “If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home.” The film combines rare archive material and compelling Visual FX to present an iconic historical character’s story of love, loss and burning adventure. To be the first to enter the cosmos, to engage, single-handed, in an unprecedented duel with nature—could one dream of anything more?
Released in 2014
Running time: 99 minutes
Explorers and Adventures