Leftist Canadian actor Ryan Gosling, foreground, in a scene from Damien Chazelle's "First Man."
Photo courtesy of the Venice Film Festival © 2018 NBCUniversal
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The family of astronaut Neil Armstrong has defended a new film against accusations of anti-Americanism because it does not show him planting the U.S. flag to mark the first moon landing."First Man" director Damien Chazelle also denied he was trying to make a political statement by omitting the specific scene of the flag planting during the 1969 moon landing. The movie does show other shots of the flag on the moon.Chazelle and Armstrong's sons said the movie's focus was on the astronaut's personal story and the challenges he faced in getting to the moon.
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