Plays Sun. Jun. 30 at 1:30 and Wed. Jul. 3 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the SavCo Hospitality Summer Classic Film Series presented by the University of Michigan Credit Union, with media support from MLive/The Ann Arbor News.
This adaptation of the non-fiction novel by Tom Wolfe chronicles the first 15 years of America’s space program. By focusing on the lives of the Mercury astronauts, including John Glenn (Ed Harris) and Alan Shepard (Scott Glenn), the film recounts the dangers and frustrations experienced by those involved with NASA’s earliest achievements. It also depicts their family lives and the personal crises they endured during an era of great political turmoil and technological innovation.
1983. Docudrama. 193 min. PG.