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GI Film Festival San Diego 2017

World War II Remembered – Part 2

Local Film Showcase, Service, WWII, History

World War II Remembered – Part 2

AMC Mission Valley 20
October 21, 2017 10:50 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

This collection of short films honor the stories and sacrifice of the greatest generation. Films in this block include: “Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day,” “Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer,” “Bud’s Odyssey,” “USS Pearl Harbor,” “Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mary Lou Mawhiney,” and “The Last Ring Home.”

In This Program


  1. Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day

    Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 6 mins
    Pearl Harbor survivors speak out about their experiences on December 7, 1941, when the United States was attacked by Japan and consequently thrust into World War II. Stuart Hedley, a crew member on the battleship, USS West Virginia when it was hit, Ray Chavez, the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor at 105-years-old, was a crew member on the USS Condor, a minesweeper, and the first American ship believed to have made visual contact with a Japanese Naval vessel, Woody Derby, a crew member on the battleship, USS Nevada when it was hit several times, and Gordon Jones, stationed at the Kaneohe Naval Air Station as it was called at the time, tell their stories of December 7, 1941, the date that has lived in infamy.

    Precedes: Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer, Bud’s Odyssey, The Last Ring Home, Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mary Lou Mawhiney, USS Pearl Harbor


  2. Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer

    Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 mins
    Betty Tenney of Carlsbad did her part to support the War effort during World War II by joining the Aircraft Warning Service, a group of civilian volunteers. She worked out of secret locations in San Diego. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day

    Precedes: Bud’s Odyssey, The Last Ring Home, Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mary Lou Mawhiney, USS Pearl Harbor


  3. Bud’s Odyssey

    Mark Kirkland / WWII, Healing, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 26 mins
    On a mission over the Mediterranean, B-17 Pilot Robert “Bud” Kingsbury and his crew are shot down. Kingsbury becomes the sole survivor by swimming 32 hours to the Italian shore, and then spends 20 months in Stalag Luft III. After years of suffering with sole survivor’s guilt and severe PTSD, he finds a road to healing and reconciliation.

    Preceded by: Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer, Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day

    Precedes: The Last Ring Home, Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mary Lou Mawhiney, USS Pearl Harbor


  4. USS Pearl Harbor

    Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 mins
    Commander Ted Essenfeld shares his thoughts about the USS Pearl Harbor and its historical artifacts.

    Preceded by: Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer, Bud’s Odyssey, Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day

    Precedes: The Last Ring Home, Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mary Lou Mawhiney


  5. Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mary Lou Mawhiney

    Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 mins
    Pearl Harbor survivor, Mary Lou Mawhiney, 94, remembers December 7, 1941.

    Preceded by: Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer, Bud’s Odyssey, Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day, USS Pearl Harbor

    Precedes: The Last Ring Home


  6. The Last Ring Home

    Josh Shelov / Navy, WWII, History / UK / 2016 / Documentary / 27 mins
    "The Last Ring Home” is the incredible story of U.S. Navy officer and Word War II hero Lieutenant Minter Dial and his last wish to have his Annapolis ring returned to his wife after 2 1/2 years of imprisonment by the Japanese. Compiling 25 years of research and 130 interviews with his grandparents’ peers, grandson Minter embarked on a journey to discover his grandparents and bring healing to his father by uncovering the mystery of how the ring was lost and found, as well as its lasting legacy.

    Preceded by: Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer, Bud’s Odyssey, Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day, Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mary Lou Mawhiney, USS Pearl Harbor



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World War II Remembered – Part 2

AMC Mission Valley 20
October 21, 2017 10:50 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets