• “Apollo 13: The Spirit That Built America” is a documentary produced by The Hutchinson News in cooperation with the Cosmosphere.

  • Vice President of Education Tracey Tomme starts off the Apollo 13 Redux session with the help of Apollo 13 Mission Crew members (from left) Jerry Bostick, James Lovell, Glynn Lunney, Fred Haise, Gerry Griffin, Jack Lousma, and Milt Windler during the Fly Around Dine Around event at the Cosmosphere on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

  • Apollo 13 astronauts James Lovell, left, and Fred Haise look at the back of a camera to view a picture of themselves together in front of the Apollo 13 command module Odyssey at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 13. A documentary about the misssion, “Apollo 13: The Spirit that Built America,” will be screened as a part of the Tallgrass Film Festival.

Apollo 13 documentary by The News to appear in Tallgrass Film Festival

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A documentary about the Apollo 13 mission to the moon, produced by The News in partnership with the Cosmosphere, will be screened next month as part of the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita.

"Apollo 13: The Spirit that Built America" will be shown as part of a 93-minute program of shorts about real-world heroes.

"Heroic: Courageous Shorts" shows at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 13 at Roxy's Downtown, 412½ E. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, and also features:

  • "Veterans Day" by American filmmakers Monica Lee, Cooper Hayden and Josh Jacobs;
  • "The Telegram Man" by Australian director James Francis Khehtie;
  • "Brave Bunch: Children of the Warsaw Uprising" by Tomasz Stankiewicz of Poland;
  • and "The Story of Father Kapaun" by Steve Hubert of Wichita.

Shot in August 2015 during the Cosmosphere's Fly Around Dine Around fundraiser event, the documentary features firsthand commentary on the failed moon-landing mission by astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise and Mission Control flight directors Glynn Lunney and Milt Windler.

The Tallgrass Film Festival is in its 14th year. This year's festival, running from Oct. 12-16, includes more than 190 films from 33 countries.