Film Pairing: The Rifleman’s Violin & RESCUE MEN: The Story of the Pea Island Lifesavers

This film pairing brings two unique stories that are often overlooked in the history books. First, The Rifleman’s Violin recounts one GI’s deployment to the German frontwith his rifle and violin on his back during World War II. Second, RESCUE MEN: The Story of the Pea Island Lifesavers is the story of an all Black lifeguard station that performed many daring rescues from 1880 to the closing of the station in 1947.

In this program


Staurt Canin with Violin

The Rifleman’s Violin

Directed by Sam Ball

With wit and verve, 94-year-old virtuoso violinist Stuart Canin recounts his deployment to the German front as a 19-year-old GI with his rifle and violin on his back during World War II.

Rescue Men Lifesavers - Painting of Crew

RESCUE MEN: The Story of the Pea Island Lifesavers

Directed by Allan Smith

The Pea Island Life Savers was an all Black lifeguard station that performed many daring rescues from 1880 to the closing of the station in 1947. A former slave and Civil War veteran Richard Etheridge, the only Black man to lead a lifesaving crew, was its captain.

Dates & Times
Past
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Thu, Oct 1
5:00 pm