Pittsburgh, PA: THE FLYING ACE (1926) Feb. 19th

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Pittsburgh, PA: THE FLYING ACE (1926) Feb. 19th

PostSat Feb 04, 2017 4:53 pm

The Flying Ace (1926), part of Kino Lorber's Pioneers of African American Cinema set of films, will screen on Sunday Feb. 19th at 2pm as part of the historic Hollywood Theater in Pittsburgh's series SILENTS, PLEASE!

Live piano score will be provided by Tom Roberts. Tom is a leading exponent of early jazz piano. He's played everywhere from New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show to the major jazz clubs in the French Quarter.

Screening format will be 35mm from a print provided by The Library of Congress.

Tickets can be found by clicking here: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/282?siteToken=scz7c5at7bg7nb1h3h948e5bmm

This six-reel film, made by Norman Studios in Jacksonville, Florida, features Laurence Criner as the fighter ace, Captain Billy Stokes, who returns to the United States after World War I, with Kathryn Boyd, as Ruth Sawtelle, his admirer and flying pilot. Her character is based on African American aviator Bessie Coleman. It is an inspiring film that is based on real people that fought in World War I.

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