Using archival footage, photographs, and personal interviews, “A Band to Honor” tells the story of 21 young naval musicians. These individuals were among the 1,177 USS Arizona members who lost their lives when the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. As the day of infamy arrives, an incredible account of the attack on Pearl Harbor is offered with an extraordinary animation sequence and the eyewitness testimony of three Pearl Harbor survivors, two of which were crewmembers of the USS Arizona. The tragic final minutes of the band are detailed, clearing up the many misconceptions about the USS Arizona Band’s fate.
About the Filmmaker
“A Band to Honor” is Warren Hull’s first project as a Director. An award-winning screenwriter and author of three non-fiction books, Warren, and his wife Annette (who served on A Band to Honor as a producer, cinematographer, and co-writer) both attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television program where Warren obtained a certificate in feature film writing and Annette obtained a certificate in film production. In addition to their film-making ventures, the Hull’s also run the highly successful Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Festival.
Watch the post-screening discussion with filmmakers Warren and Annette Hull, Jesse Sutterley, and MUCM Mike Bayes
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