Richard Linklater's Next Movie Will Be About the 1969 Moon Landing

Sharon Knolle
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Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater's already documented the '70s, the '80s, and, of course, 'the 90s.

Now the "Dazed and Confused" director is setting his sights on the moon landing of 1969. The Austin-based director put out a call on the the Texas Film Commission's website asking, "Where were you when we landed on the moon?"

Linklater is looking for "home movies and archival images from Houston in the 1960s," and confirmed to the Houston Chronicle that the film will be told from a child's point of view.

"The Apollo 11 landing is one of the most significant days in human history," the call for footage read. "For Houstonians, it's a day we'll never forget. The summer of 1969 was an unforgettable chapter in Houston history, and we want to share your memories of that time with the rest of the world."

Linklater asked: "Have a home movie from Astroworld or the Astrodome, or a recording of your little brother with Kitrik? (Houston TV's catwoman mascot, not the "World of Warcraft" character.) Did someone you know use a Kinescope to record the moon landing? If so, we want to see it and anything else that documents that era!"

The "Boyhood" director confirmed the project to The Houston Chronicle, saying, "You had so much going on in Houston at once: NASA, the Medical Center, the Astrodome. There was a communal atmosphere. You had all these kids with parents working at NASA for a common goal."

Surely there's a role in there somewhere for space enthusiast (and "Apollo 13" star) Tom Hanks.

[Via EW, The Houston Chronicle]

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