Thursday, May 10, 2012

GI Film Festival

How are you celebrating National Military Appreciation Month? Well, this year check out the GI Film Festival, which works to honor the successes and sacrifices of American GIs through the medium of film. Friends of AFA get a 10% discount on ticket purchases with this code: STA-12-0078!

This year, the festival has at least two films that honor our airmen:

The Legend of Pancho Barnes – the story of one of the most colorful and accomplished women pilots of the earliest 20th Century:

Screening: Friday, May 18, 2012, 12pm
Naval Heritage Center
Price: $12.00

And also, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald – a documentary that chronicles the extraordinary journey of 168 Allied airmen illegally imprisoned in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp during World War II. A controversial moment in history that their home countries tried to hush-up, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald tells this harrowing story through interviews with seven surviving members of the group, including their heroic commanding officer:

Screening: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 2pm
Naval Heritage Center
Price: $12.00 

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[The GI Film Festival is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit, educational organization, with no direct affiliation with the Air Force Association. However, we both share a common goal of preserving the heritage and honoring the veterans of the US Armed Forces.]

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