The Last Ring Home
Directed by Josh Shelov
This WWII documentary traces the incredible story of the Annapolis ring of a U.S. Navy officer and hero, Lieutenant Minter Dial. After 2 1/2 years of horrific imprisonment by the Japanese in the Philippines, his last wish was to have his ring returned to his loving wife; but the ring never made it. It was found 18 years later in Korea under the most improbable of circumstances. With 25 years of research and 130 interviews of his grandparents’ peers, grandson Minter embarked on a journey to discover his grandparents and bring healing to his father. “The Last Ring Home” uncovers the mystery of how the ring was lost and found and, importantly, the lasting legacy it had on all those it touched.
Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
Josh Shelov is a staff writer and director for Maggievision Productions in New York.
He wrote the feature film GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS (2005), starring Elijah Wood, and co-wrote and directed THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST (2011), starring Neil Patrick Harris.
He has co-directed two ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries: #bringbacksungwoo (2015), and WE ARE (2016).
He is an adjunct professor in the Film Department of Yale University, where he created the seminar STORYTELLING FOR THE SCREEN.
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.
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.