The Flying Ace at the World Arts Film Festival
May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10 - $50
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JACKSONVILLE, FLWomen in Film and Television – Florida and The Norman Studios Museum present a rare, silent film from 1926 with a music soundtrack.
The Flying Ace by Director Richard Norman (TRT: 65 mins.)
SYNOPSIS: A rural crime drama revolving around a pair of rival aviators. The Flying Ace is popular entertainment in the traditional Hollywood style, and a unique aviation melodrama in that no airplanes actually leave the ground (the spectacular flight scenes being performed on terra firma, in front of neutral backdrops). The film is divided into chapters so that exhibitors could show the film as a feature or as a six-episode serial. The narrative is buoyed by the presence of Norman Studios regular Steve “Peg” Reynolds, who in one memorable scene rides a bicycle while firing a rifle built into the shaft of his crutch.
Norman Studios Museum Historian Rita Reagan will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening. Mastered from 35mm film elements from the Norman Studios Collection, preserved by the Library of Congress.
Sponsored by the Women in Film and Television – Florida, Jacksonville Chapter.
Your ticket is an invitation to attend an extraordinary event dedicated to community and culture.
All ticketholders of this benefit event are invited to also attend the Celebration of Women in Film reception that follows the screening. Meet festival guests and honorees, see a selection of short films from around the world and participate in discussions with filmmakers throughout the evening. Tell your friends! Go here to get your ticket for this film today! This ticket includes the event that follows, stay for a fun evening.
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