The Cold Blue - Double Feature

  • The Memphis Belle The Memphis Belle


Maryland Hall Bowen Lower Theater Sun, Mar 24, 2019 2:30 PM
TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, Non-Refundable, No Exchanges
Film Info
Film Type:Special Screening
Genre:Special Screening
Production Country:USA
Director:Erik Nelson
Editing By:Robert Erickson
Paul Marengo
Music By:Richard Thompson


A Double Feature Special Presentation

In 1943, William Wyler, one of Hollywood’s most renowned and versatile directors, went to Europe to document the Air War in progress. Wyler flew actual combat missions with B-17’s --- and one his three cinematographers was killed during filming. Incredibly, all of the raw color footage Wyler shot for the “Memphis Belle” was recently discovered deep in the vaults of the National Archives, and a new film has been constructed out of the material. “The Cold Blue" is a meditation on youth, war and trauma, and stands as a tribute to one of the world’s great filmmakers, and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War. Nine of the very few surviving veterans were interviewed in the summer of 2017, and their voices take us through the harrowing world that Wyler and his cameramen captured in that summer of 1943. (USA, 2018, 72 min., Documentary) 

Included in this presentation is a special screening of The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, directed by William Wyler, and a Q&A with his daughter Catherine Wyler (USA, 1944, 45 min., Documentary)

Included Shorts

The Memphis Belle (45min) More