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Type: Movie 
Age Group: All Ages (seniors, adults, teens, kids) 
Special Program: Diversity AAHM

2/2/2014 • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

West Las Vegas Library

Room: Theatre


Stage to Screen Series - Blacks in Hollywood and Film Screenings

Stage to Screen Series - Blacks in Hollywood and Film Screenings

Hosted by the Las Vegas Chapter of the Links, Inc.

Moderated by distinguished military personnel, featured panelists include Colonel (Ret.) Harold A. Archibald and Nate Bynum, professional actor and professor of theatre at UNLV.

Join us as the Las Vegas Chapter of the Links, Inc. hosts its “Stage to Screen & In-Between Film and Workshop Series,” designed and presented to educate and enlighten students about African Americans as professional artists in film and other arts fields; past and present. This film workshop series delves into the world of World War II military life, exploring the factual background and the film adaptations of “The Tuskegee Airmen” and “Red Tails” films, while providing an opportunity for hands-on participation and for some, first time exposure to the arts. All ages are welcome albeit a strong emphasis is placed on encouraging youth participation. For more information, please call the West Las Vegas Library at 702-507-3989. Free and open to the public.

 

Featured film: “The Tuskegee Airmen” (PG-13) 106-minutes                                                

During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassment, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat.

 

 

PG-13