“Good Luck, Mr Gorski” -A New Short-Film Based on a Legend from the Apollo 11 Moon Mission Submitted to Cannes Film Festival


Allegra Huston, the youngest daughter of the legendary Hollywood film director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston (Chinatown, The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The African Queen)  has submitted her new short film based on an apocryphal  event in astronaut Neil Armstrong's life to the Canne Film Festival. The film's premiere at the Taos Short Filmz Festival was winner of the People's Choice Award.

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon during the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969, he said, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” He also said a lot of other things. He was up there for a few hours.

According to our cultural legend, one of the things he said was, “Good luck, Mr Gorski.”

Who was Mr Gorski? The CIA went ballistic: it sounds like a Russian name, what if the first man on the moon was a Commie spy? But Neil Armstrong refused to tell, until 25 years later …

Mr Gorski was Neil Armstrong's next-door neighbor when he was a boy. One night, he sneaked into the Gorskis’ back yard to get his baseball. Through the open bedroom window he heard Mrs Gorski, very upset, saying to her husband, “You want oral sex? You’ll get oral sex the day the kid next door walks on the moon!”

It’s an apocryphal story. But don't you want to know what happened in the Gorskis' house the day the kid next door walked on the moon?


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