'The Last Man on the Moon', directed by Mark Craig, is a documentary powered by the same adrenaline, drama and raw emotions experienced by former NASA astronaut and Navy Captain Eugene “Gene” Cernan.
When Cernan became the last man to step off of the surface of the moon in December 1972, he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic and deeply personal story of fulfilment, love and loss. Five years in the making, this documentary unveils a wealth of rare archival footage and takes Cernan back to the launch pad at Cape Kennedy (now NASA Kennedy Space Centre), to the Arlington National Cemetery, and to his Texas ranch where he tries to find respite from a past that refuses to let him go. 'The Last Man on the Moon' features exclusive interviews with former astronauts, such as Apollo 12 crew-members Alan Bean and Dick Gordon and Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell, as well as NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz and Director of Flight Operations Chris Kraft.
✮✮✮✮ "It’s easy to fall into cliché and get highfalutin when it comes to Apollo; this excellent film brings a rare dose of clarity over its impact on the people involved" - Andrew Lowry, Empire