Operation Avalanche

The moon landing may have been faked, but Operation Avalanche—a movie about making a movie about the faked landing—is very much real, at least in the sense that it is a movie that really exists, even if its subject matter isn’t true. (Or is it?) The film stars Matt Johnson and Owen Williams as a pair of CIA agents in 1967 who go undercover at NASA to try to fish out a Russian spy. Instead, though, they end up discovering the existence of a shocking government cover-up that inspires them to make a fake moon landing video of their own. Eventually, people in dark suits get involved, prompting a lot of nervous peeking through windows and running away while being shot at.

The film will be in theaters on September 30, but just in case Operation Avalanche is a true story about faking a faked moon landing, The A.V. Club is offering Chicago readers a chance to see the film before real-life government agents swoop in and cover it up. The screening will be held on September 28, and all you have to do to get a pass is click the big, yellow button at this link. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to secure a seat!

The trailer for Operation Avalanche is below, along with its fakery-themed poster.