Directed by Mark Kirkland
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.
Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
Mark Kirkland is a three-time Primetime Emmy award-winning director and filmmaker. He studied film and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. He is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and former Governor for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kirkland’s film “A Letter From Home” screened at the 2010 GI Film Festival.
Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 minsPearl Harbor survivor, Mary Lou Mawhiney, 94, remembers December 7, 1941.
Precedes: The Last Ring Home
Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 minsCommander Ted Essenfeld shares his thoughts about the USS Pearl Harbor and its historical artifacts.
Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 minsBetty 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
Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 6 minsPearl 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.