Silent Film - The Flying Ace (1926) Dir. Richard E. Norman with Live Musical Accompaniment by Cary Brown | Film, Music | Chronogram Magazine

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Silent Film - The Flying Ace (1926) Dir. Richard E. Norman with Live Musical Accompaniment by Cary Brown

When: Fri., Feb. 18, 7-9 p.m. 2022

A Live Zoom Event - Registration Required The Butterfield Library's Silent Film Series featuring Live Musical Accompaniment by Cary Brown is pleased to be screening, The Flying Ace (1926.) directed by Richard E. Norman and starring Laurence Criner and Kathryn Boyd, "The Flying Ace" tells the tale of a young African American pilot who returns stateside after flying and fighting for France during World War I. The story behind the film - during World War I, African Americans joined and trained to fly in the French squadrons. The female lead is based on the African-American aviator Bessie Colman.

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