APOLLO 11: Quarantine Landing on CNN


APOLLO 11: Quarantine, a new short documentary film from director and producer Todd Douglas Miller, is set to premiere on CNN next month.

The all-archival APOLLO 11: Quarantine is created primarily from previously unseen, pristine 70mm footage from the National Archives and NASA. It begins with the return of mission astronauts Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, who were medically quarantined following their return to Earth in the summer of 1969. The short film is slated to premiere on CNN on Saturday, March 6 at 9 p.m.

Although largely unknown to the general public, the astronauts were quarantined to protect the world from any contamination with microorganisms or other material the astronauts may have inadvertently transported from the Moon. APOLLO 11: Quarantine shows that, as the world celebrated their extraordinary achievement, their families waved at them through the windows of the Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Houston. Out of an abundance of caution, the astronauts were confined to the module for 21 days from their initial exposure to the lunar surface.

Miller previously created the 2019 cinematic event documentary feature, APOLLO 11, which was honored with three Emmy Awards and was the highest-grossing documentary film of that year. He produced APOLLO 11: Quarantine with Laura Kirby-Miller, Thomas Baxley Petersen and Evan Krauss. The film is executive produced by Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton for CNN Films; Josh Braun for Submarine; and Tom Quinn for NEON. NEON released the film in IMAX theaters last month.

During the March 6 television premiere, APOLLO 11: Quarantine will stream live for subscribers via CNNgo and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. For a limited period beginning Sunday, March 7, the film will be available on-demand for cable and satellite system subscribers and via CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.