On Wednesday, August 27th, the Stars & Stripes Film Festival held their inaugural official kick-off party at Highland Park Village Theater. The event chairs, Lynn and Allan McBee, and honorary chairs, Louise and Guy Griffeth, took the opportunity to welcome the host committee and give guests a preview at this year’s event line up. The four-day festival, being held at Angelika Film Center from November 6th through November 9th, is a rare opportunity to watch movies about the United States Armed Forces and hear real accounts from Medal of Honor veterans who fought in the battles.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, November 6th with an opening night reception and screening of Act of Valor at Angelika Film Center. On Friday, November 7th, and Saturday, November 8th, the festivities continue with five screenings at Angelika Film Center each day. On Sunday, November 9th, Angelika Film Center will bring the festival to an end with their final three film screenings. Question and answer sessions will take place following each screening. The Dallas Film Society will provide logistics and programming for the Stars and Stripes Film Festival.
Films to be Shown During Festival
- Act of Valor
- Tora! Tora! Tora!
- Pork Chop Hill
- Missing In Action
- Saving Private Ryan
- Stalag 17
- Black Hawk Down
- Top Gun
All the proceeds from the Stars & Stripes Film Festival will benefit the Sons of the Flag. All screenings are free to veterans. Suggested attire for the Festival is casual. Event information including sponsorship can be found by visiting www.sonsoftheflag.org.