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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

The Moonwalkers: A Journey with Tom Hanks

A still from The Moonwalkers at Lightroom.

12, Lewis Cubitt Square, London N1C 4DY, United Kingdom

There are many documentaries that can be enjoyed from one’s own home. And then there are those, such as Tom Hanks’s new film The Moonwalkers, that must be seen on a large display (with even larger speakers). Luckily, London’s Lightroom, which hosts the film through most of April, has four massive screens and a thunderous sound system. The Moonwalkers tells the story of NASA’s Apollo voyages. Hanks narrates over awe-inspiring footage of rocket launches, space travel, and moon-walking, and while the movie addresses the daunting logistics, revolutionary engineering, and historical context of space travel, these aspects do not drive it. Instead, the film’s staggeringly immersive—and totally mesmerizing—audiovisual experience, accompanied by Hanks’s radiant dialogue, are what strike the audience most strongly. —Jack Sullivan

Photo: Justin Sutcliffe