Blind Ambition: The Wop May Story

Directed by Frederick Krotesch, Tom Robinson

Cast: Jessie Gervais

Shot on 35mm filmstock with an orchestral musical score, “Blind Ambition” brings to life the story of an inspiring and courageous pilot. After learning to fly in WWI, a young Canadian man returns home to start a bold career in aviation. Barnstormer, lifesaver, and intrepid bush pilot, Wilfred ‘Wop’ May proves the value of flight to the world. But when a 15 year old injury requires catastrophic eye surgery, he is forced to admit he had done it all with only one good eye. Now grounded, Wop continues to push aviation forward by running training schools for pilots and navigators in WWII, creates the first Air Search and Rescue service, and opens the Arctic and Pacific Rim to commercial flight. However, this dedication leaves little time for family. Upon Wop’s death, his teenage son discovers how little he really knew his father when he travels to the North and hears tales of his father’s adventures, heroics, and generosity – the legacy of Wop May.

Award Nomination
Best Documentary Short

Precedes

Nations Promise film still. Image of headstones at Arlington Memorial. The first headstone is inscribed Alan Lee Boyer, SFC US Army, Vietnam Mar 8 1946 Mar 28 1969 Silver Star Purple Heart KIA Laos 5th SFG MACVSOG

Nation’s Promise

Directed by Justin Dailey

The true story of First Lieutenant Loren Hagen and Sergeant Al Boyers, lifelong friends, divided at time of war, brought together in the quest to find each other.

Dates & Times
Museum of Photographic Arts

May 21, 2022
12:00 pm