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WWI Centennial: Armistice Film Festival
November 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The World War One Centennial Commission invites the public to visit the site of the National World War Memorial, Washington, DC between November 8 and 12 for a “First Look at the National World War l Memorial.”
The Memorial site will be open to the public beginning with a presentation of colors at 9 a.m. and concluding with “Taps” at sunset daily, November 8-12. Visitors will see the memorial design, learn where the memorial will be constructed, and learn how to be part of the project. The “First Look” program will also include a series of special events as noted below.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – WWI Armistice Film Festival
The film festival will showcase a diverse collection of World War I-themed films that will enrich viewers’ experience and bring to life this momentous time in our nation’s history. Beginning at 10 a.m., the film festival will screen the films listed in attachment.
“A Soldier’s Journey” Special Short shown before each feature
The premiere showings of the new US World War I Commission sponsored short film, which tells the story of World War I through the elements of the sculpture being created by sculptor Sabin Howard for the National World War I Memorial.
“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” 10:00 a.m. | PG | 1h 24min | Animated Film
The fully animated feature film that tells the true story about a dog and his Doughboy in World War I. This wonderfully made movie is an ideal draw to bring entire families and their kids into the commemoration of the Armistice.
Pershing’s Path to Glory” 12:00 p.m. | 40min | Documentary
A new documentary film that traces the story of Blackjack Pershing, the General who led American forces in World War I.
“The Hello Girls” 1:30 p.m. | 55min | Documentary
A new documentary playing to standing room only audiences around the country. It’s the inspiring story about the first women to serve in the US Army and their 60-year struggle to get their veteran’s benefits and their 100-year struggle for deserved recognition.
Lafayette Escadrille Preview | 10 min |
From the producers of The Millionaires’ Unit we will be offering a preview of the first comprehensive documentary about the Lafayette Escadrille, the all-true story of the American pilots who volunteered to fly for France in World War I.
“The Millionaires’ Unit” 3:00 p.m. | 2h | Documentary, Action, History
The award-winning documentary about a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War I. They became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in WWI.