JFK 100: Apollo 13

Monday, May 29
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2hr 20mins // directed by:Ron Howard // featuring:Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris // 35mm

Introduced by Dr. Richard J. Gran, member of the Apollo Lunar Module Digital Autopilot design team.

After three days in space, Apollo astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert finally approach their long-cherished destination, when suddenly their spacecraft's power and guidance systems go down - and the supply of oxygen begins to dwindle. 

The trio now face a grim reality: their crippled capsule, stranded 205,000 miles in space, might never return to earth. With time running out, the crew and thousands of others, including flight director Gene Kranz, brave near-impossible odds in a daring attempt to guide the capsule earthward.


About JFK100

President Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, and to commemorate his centennial year, the Town of Brookline and the National Park Service is spearheading a series of events and initiatives aimed at inspiring new generations to find meaning and inspiration in the enduring values that formed the heart of the Kennedy presidency. The Coolidge will join this celebration, screening two films that chronicle his heroic legacy.