One of the more interesting and batshit insane conspiracies in American history is the claim that Stanley Kubrick helped NASA fake the Apollo 11 moon landing. Operation Avalanche, the new documentary-style drama from VICE Studios, sends a team of CIA agents posing as a film crew into NASA headquarters, where they discover Kubrick working on that very thing.
Here’s the trailer, and it’s fascinating:
And here’s the official synopsis:
In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
Not only is it documentary style, but it’s fashioned like a documentary from the late 60s. The aesthetic is brilliant. First time features director Matt Johnson, who also stars, looks to have a very succinct vision for his story.
Operation Avalanche premiered at Sundance this past January, and has been making the festival rounds ever since. There’s a November 17 release date in Germany, but no stateside release yet. Keep your eyes peeled.