World War II Remembered – Part 1
Regal Carlsbad 12
October 19, 2017 5:00 pm
With wit and verve, 90-year-old virtuoso violinist Stuart Canin recounts how, as a 19-year-old GI, he deployed to the German front with his rifle and violin on his back during World War II. After Germany capitulated, Canin was once again pressed into service, this time as a musician in the Army’s 6817th Soldiers Show Company. After a few weeks entertaining wounded troops, Canin was dispatched to Potsdam on the outskirts of Berlin to perform privately for the Big Three – Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin – in an effort to break the ice during the negotiations over the division of Europe and the prosecution of the war against Japan.
Documentary film and multimedia director Sam Ball is co-founder of Citizen Film, which has produced more than 150 documentary films and multimedia projects for museums, cultural and educational institutions, and television. Ball’s films have been exhibited at many of America’s most prestigious venues, from the Sundance Film Festival to the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
WWII fighter ace Larry ‘Happy’ Powell flew 68 missions over Europe in his P-51 fighter.
After crashing and spending time as a POW in Germany, Larry returned to his home city of Los Angeles for a dual career in the Air National Guard and as an assistant director in Hollywood. He worked on many Hollywood classics including Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Right Stuff.
Happy showcases gripping stories from WWII and Hollywood sets, and leaves us with Larry’s unique outlook on life.
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During World War II millions of courageous women, most of them teenagers, joined the labor force and coined the term “Rosie the Riveter.” They didn’t realize they were changing the world forever.
All American, The Rifleman’s Violin
72 years later after D-Day, WWII hero Les Cruise flies again on the same plane - this time his family boarded with him. While he is one of the last surviving D-Day paratroopers, Cruise’s story is not only about his historic jump. It’s also about his familial journey from orphan to great-grandfather.
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