I've got a few news items on classic aviation films, so I'll squish them all together in one post:
I don't live in the LA area, so I won't (can't) be attending, but AMPAS is showing The Right Stuff as part of their "Great to be Nominated" film series on June 11. There will also be a panel discussion with a few who were in the film or were part of the production. Awesome, awesome film - great characters & beautifully filmed scenes. Still chasing that demon...
EAA's AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin will be showing aviation-themed films again at their outdoor Fly-In Theater:
Sunday, July 22: Wings (1927)
Monday, July 23: Twelve O’Clock High (1949)
Tuesday, July 24: Top Gun (1986)
Wednesday, July 25: Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Thursday, July 26: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Friday, July 27: Apollo 13 (1995) - Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell will introduce the film
Saturday, July 28: Flying Tigers (1942)
Finally, TCM is saluting aviation films in July. Five days throughout July will show 70, count 'em, 70 aviation-themed films. My TiVo will be burned out by the end of July...
Happy Independence Day!
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