The Wonder of It All

The Wonder of It All


In 1961 President John F. Kennedy started the United States on a path of discovery and exploration that captures the best of mankind’s spirit.

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In 1961 President John F. Kennedy started the United States on a path of discovery and exploration that captures the best of mankind’s spirit. Astronauts Buzz AldrinAlan BeanEugene CernanCharlie DukeEdgar MitchellHarrison Schmitt and John Young reflect on their lives with rarely seen private family photos, and NASA footage including their childhood, their training, the tragedies, the camaraderie and the extraordinary accomplishment of setting foot on another world!


Runtime: 84 min.
Format: 1:78 (HD)
Sound: Dolby Digital
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country: USA


Winner – Best Documentary – Houston Worldfest
Winner – Best Documentary – Rhode Island Film Festival
Official Selection – Newport Beach Film Festival
Official Selection – Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival
Official Selection: Seattle Film Festival
Official SelectionMontreal Int’l Film Festival
Official Selection: Hawaii Int’l Film Festival
Official Selection: Full Frame Film Festival
Official Selection: Nashville Film Festival
Official SelectionBig Sky Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection – Treasure Coast International Film Festival
Official Selection – Bergen Norway International Film Festival
Official Selection – Sedona Film Festival
Official Selection – Space 50 International Film Festival
Official Selection – Edmonton International Film Festival
Winner – Best Picture – Jules Verne Film Festival
Winner – Youth Jury Award – Jules Verne Film Festival

“It’s interesting that, after all this time and all the interest in the Apollo program, no one has done a documentary like this before. Even though America has an almost blase view, watching these men talk so passionately about their moon walking experience proves to be compelling and, at times, moving.”
• Kevin Walker, Tampa Tribune

“The Wonder of it All serves as a stirring reminder of that astonishing event, as well as of the five subsequent Apollo moon missions. Watching the film, it’s equally ‘wondrous’ to recall just how vital and awe-inspiring — not to mention how these men’s stories make for vivid and emotional storytelling.”
• Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“I came away most impressed…”
• James Oberg, MSNBC

“With tales to tell, they do with gravity and candor in ‘The Wonder of it All’, a remarkable oral-history of the Apollo program…”
• Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle

“I have seen all the movies, and this one stands apart… What it does is allow these amazing men to tell there story in their own words – and tell it in a way that really hasn’t been told before. This is a story about dreams; about their dreams, but it is also a story about Jeff’s dream to share this story.”
• Miles O’Brien, CNN

“These fine men accomplished something extraordinary and this film serves to remind us of the stagnant nature of the U.S. If anything, these personas have been chiseled in stone in the years since their big adventure. There’s John Young’s comical bluntness, the still-excitable and bubbly Alan Bean, drawling Charlie Duke recalling his jumping horseplay on the lunar surface and Aldrin who lives up to his nickname ‘Doctor Rendezvous.’ Be Thankful we get to share these memories before they are gone…”
• Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

“Engrossing portraits of the original Moonwalkers… it never lags and is always interesting.”
• Michael Janusonis, Providence Journal

“Roth has done something special: besides crafting a worthy tribute…he’s recaptured the collective wonder and pride that the entire planet felt…it’s a good feeling.”  5 out of 5 stars
• Richard Van Oosterom, Edmonton See

“A highly personal and affecting history of the U.S. effort to send men to the moon.”
• Jeremy Hsu,

“He (Roth) may seem like a nice guy, but he dang near made some Apollo Astronauts cry.”
• John P. Meyer, Pegasus News

“This in-depth, personal look at Real American Heroes—the Moonwalkers—features Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Walter Cunningham, Charlie Duke, Edgar Mitchell, Harrison Schmitt, and John Young. The documentary takes us on a path of discovery and exploration that captures the best of mankind’s spirit and is a remarkable telling of America’s Apollo program by the men that shape it.”
• Gary Reber, Widescreen Review Magazine

“Jeff Roth got the best interviews some of these guys have ever done. Everyone who cares about Apollo thanks you for it. Wonderful job.”
• Al Reinart, Oscar Nominee “For All Mankind”

“The gold standard for space documentaries…”
• Michael Mills, New Times

“They fill our hearts with the wonder of it all.”
• Pam Harbaugh, Florida Today

“…a highly successful chronicle of the lunar experience.”
• Jeff Niesel, Cleveland Plains Dealer

“Patriotic doc about America’s Astronauts does a great, appropriate job unearthing the Moonwalkers from their less than prominent positions in popular culture. Meeting the men who inspired The Right Stuff is affectionate with just enough “holy mole” moments to feed the sense of awe that keeps these heroes impressive for reasons greater than the technological and physical accomplishment of space travel. One thing is certain and beautiful: the words of the Moonwalkers demonstrate a deeply rooted sense of perspective. The final moments of the film are a record of uplift, a handing of the torch to the next generation, a generation that, even after the derogatory judgments and the lazy GenX culture mongering, is still a source of optimism. That’s the strength of great contributors, the film suggests: what they offer us all is inspiration because of their accomplishments, and that ultimately provides a lasting feeling of hope.”
• Sara Schieron, Box Office Magazine