World Sales: XYZ Films

Four CIA agents, who are supposed to be tracking down a Russian spy in NASA, decide to simulate a landing on the moon by duping their superiors. In front of Matt Johnson’s camera, the first journey to the moon thus becomes a huge deception orchestrated by the secret services. Shot in the manner of a pseudo-documentary, this second feature by a young filmmaker is a daring thriller that humorously revisits one of the major events of the 20th century. Despite its shoestring budget, the film captures the tone and image texture of the 1960s. Operation Avalanche provides an analysis of image-based manipulation and it also knocks the conspiracy theorists on the head with impudence.

Sunday, September 18th, 6:00pm at the Star St-Ex

Monday, September 19th, 8:00pm at the UGC

Sunday, September 25th, 6:00pm at the UGC


Country: USA

Year: 2015

Duration: 1hr 34min

Version: English, with French subtitles

Cast & Credits

Director: Matt Johnson

Producers: Matthew Miller, Lee Kim, Matt Johnson

Screenplay: Matt Johnson, Josh Boles

Cinematography: Andrew Appelle, Jared Raab

Editing: Curt Lobb

Music: Jay McCarol

Cast: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Andy Apele