Monday, November 3, 2008

Pioneering war epic 'Wings' (1927) to be screened Monday, Nov. 10 for Veterans Day

Honor Veterans Day this year with a screening of 'Wings' (1927), a silent drama about World War I aviators that captured 'Best Picture' at the very first Academy Awards. Innovative early action film masterpiece was first to take viewers along in the cockpits of biplane fighters during high-altitude dogfights. Starring Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, and Richard Arlen; directed by William Wellman. Original score performed live by New Hampshire composer Jeff Rapsis. One screening only, starts at 5:30 p.m. in the downstairs auditorium of Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H. Free admission but donations encouraged; proceeds to support the New Hampshire Aviation Museum at Boston-Manchester Regional Airport. Sponsored by HippoPress, The Manchester Express, Looser Than Loose Vintage Entertainment, and the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society. All welcome, especially veterans.