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World War I Armistice Film Festival
November 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on November 10, 2018 at 3:30pm
One event on November 11, 2018 at 2:30pm
Yuba Sutter Arts and American Legion Post 42 based in Marysville are collaborating on a World War 1 Film Festival to help raise funds for the new WW1 Memorial in Washington, DC. World War I is the only major 20th-century war that lacks a national memorial in the nation’s capital. This year’s Veterans Day, November 11th, marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War 1 armistice.
The National World War I Memorial is a planned memorial commemorating the service rendered by members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the World War I Centennial Commission, which was given the authority to build the memorial in Pershing Park, located at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. The groundbreaking for the Memorial was held just before Veterans Day in 2017.
The films, curated by the Commission, will be shown at the Burrows Theater at Yuba Sutter Arts, 630 E Street in Marysville. Admission is free, but good will offerings will be greatly appreciated and then sent to the Commission to help with construction of the memorial. No public funds are being used for the construction of the memorial. These films offer learning and sharing opportunities about World War I, and the significance of the War that Changed the World.
Here is the schedule of films to be shown along with running times and brief descriptions:
On Friday, November 9th, doors will open at 5:30pm.
6pm: “Lafayette Escadrille” (10 minutes). From the producers of The Millionaires’ Unit, a preview will be shown of the first comprehensive documentary about the Lafayette Escadrille, the all-true story of the American pilots who volunteered to fly for France in World War I.
6:15pm: “A Soldiers Journey” (10 minutes). The premiere showing of the new U.S. World War I Commission sponsored short film tells the story of World War I through the elements of the sculpture being created by sculptor Sabin Howard for the National World War I Memorial.
6:30pm: “Pershing’s Path to Glory” (40 minutes). This is a new documentary film that traces the story of Blackjack Pershing, the General who led American forces in World War I.
7:15pm: “The Hello Girls” (55 minutes) A new documentary playing to standing room only audiences around the country, this is the inspiring story about the first women to serve in the US Army and their 60-year struggle to get their veteran’s benefits and their 100-year struggle for deserved recognition.
Saturday, November 10th doors will open at 3:30pm.
4pm: “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” (90 minutes). “Sgt. Stubby” is a fully animated feature film that tells the true story about a dog and his Doughboy in World War I. This wonderfully made movie is an ideal draw to bring entire families and their kids into the commemoration of the Armistice.
6pm: “The Millionaires’ Unit” (2 hours): An award-winning documentary about a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War I, these students became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in WWI.
Sunday, November 11th doors will open at 2:30pm
3pm: “Lafayette Escadrille” (10 minutes)
3:15pm: “A Soldiers Journey” (10 minutes)
3:30pm: “Pershing’s Path to Glory” (40 minutes)
4:15pm: “The Hello Girls” (55 minutes)
5:15pm: “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” (90 minutes)
6:50pm: “The Millionaires’ Unit” (2 hours)
World War One Armistice Centennial Commemoration events are designed to honor the more than four million who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Women joined the ranks of the U.S. armed forces for the first time, gaining the right to vote two years later. More than 350,000 African Americans served with distinction, as did Native Americans and immigrants. The U.S. experienced a casualty rate of 375,000 – far greater than in World War II – and 116,516 fatalities more than during the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined.
Plenty of free street parking is available as well as in the nearby Umpqua Bank and Bank of America parking lots. For additional information, contact David Read at 530-742-ARTS or email@example.com.