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Posted: May 10, 2012 FILMS TAKE FLIGHT: CANADIAN AVIATION HISTORY ON FILM
Source: Canadian Aviation Historical Society (and the Western Canada Aviation Museum)
For over a century, Canadian aviation history has found a unique home on the silver screen. The exciting adventures of the heroes and heroines of the air have been showcased in a number of documentary and feature productions.
The Films Take Flight aviation film festival will be telling some of these stories at the Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM), one of Canada’s largest aviation museums, with an extensive collection that includes aircraft, memorabilia and library/archives.
May 24–25, 2012, 7–10 PM
Western Canada Aviation Museum
Winnipegger Aaron Kim Johnston is an award-winning Filmmaker with Producer/Writer/Director credits on a number of iconic films. Kim will be narrating and describing the action behind-the-scenes of his The Arrow mini-series starring Dan Akyroyd and For the Moment starring a young Russell Crowe, both productions he shot in Manitoba.
Other selected films from the Western Canada Aviation Museum archives to be shown include a silent film of the opening of Stevenson Field (1928), later to become the Winnipeg International Airport, Wings Parade 1942, a silent film of the Wings Parade at CFB Winnipeg and Amelia Earhart in Newfoundland, (1932) 5 min. A short 16 mm. silent film shot by a local doctor at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland on the eve and takeoff of Amelia Earhart on her transatlantic flight.
The Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) is an organization devoted to preserving and honouring our rich aviation heritage. The Manitoba Chapter of the CAHS is proud to work with the WCAM to find and screen some of Canada’s lost aviation film treasures.