Local Film Showcase
The Local Film Showcase demonstrates a commitment to San Diego’s local military community. The films featured in the showcase are by filmmakers who serve, or have served in the U.S. military from San Diego or Imperial Counties.
In This Program
Travis Weger / Local Film Showcase Selection / USA / 2014 / documentary / 13 minsFollow 42 WWII and Korean War Veterans on their emotional journey to Washington DC to view the memorials to their service and sacrifice. Created by local U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Travis Weger from San Diego, CA, alum of the University of San Diego and founding president of the USD Student Veterans Organizations.
Precedes: The Flying Greek
Mark Vizcarra / Local Film Showcase Selection / USA / 2016 / narrative / 12 minsThis film follows the story of Steve Pisanos' journey as he becomes a fighter ace during World War II.
Preceded by: Honor Flight: The Ride of a Lifetime
Precedes: Living History: Our Hometown Hero
Jose Roman, Guadalupe Blancas, Victoria Stauffer, Bryson Newsom, Janet Valdovinos, and Damaris Robles. / Local Film Showcase Selection / USA / 2016 / documentary / 5 mins91-year-old Robert Noble, Commander, USN retired, shares his 31 year career as a Naval Officer & Naval Aviator with a group of middle school students in Vista, CA. He shares his insights into the importance of education, and also shares his love for family & country. Bob is a San Diego native, born and raised in San Diego, CA.
Preceded by: The Flying Greek
Precedes: A Return to the End
Ryan P. Kelly / Local Film Showcase Selection / USA / 2013 / narrative / 6 minsA young man is looking at some old film cameras at a garage sale. He thinks the camera which has seen WAR sounds cool, until he gets a glimpse at the past...
Preceded by: A Return to the End
Pat Clark / Local Film Showcase Selection / USA / 2015 / documentary / 56 minsA Return to the End follows a small group of U.S. Marines as they return to Vietnam 40 years after their dramatic exit from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Set against the backdrop of Vietnam’s 40th reunification anniversary celebration, this story highlights the remnants of war and the efforts made to remember those who did not return.
Preceded by: Living History: Our Hometown Hero
Precedes: The Light Once Captured