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WINGS - with Live Score by Rick Friend & Friends
Fri, 28 April 2017, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM CST
In the second installment of the Riversdale Silent Classics Series, we are proud to present the WINNER for Best Picture from the 1st Annual Academy Awards in 1929 -- Wings!
The film will be complimented with an original arrangement, composed and performed LIVE by returning silent movie pianist extraordinaire, RICK FRIEND, and accompanied by a quartet of local musicians -- Brian Unverricht on trombone, Brenda Moats on flute, Terry Heckman on trumpet, and Bryan Allen on percussion.
Two young men from the same town but different social classes end up as fighter pilots in WW1. Jack Preston is a keen auto mechanic, building and modifying cars. David Armstrong comes from a wealthy family. They are both in love with the same woman, Sylvia. Her heart belongs to David but she doesn't let Jack know and plays along with his infatuation. Meanwhile, Jack's neighbour, Mary, is deeply in love with him but he just views her as a friend. WW1 interrupts the romantic entanglements as Jack and David enlist in the US Army Air Service (Air Service of the AEF at the time). They are initially bitter enemies, due to them both vying for Sylvia's affections. Over time, however, they become very good friends. They are both posted to the same fighter squadron in France, where being a fighter pilot means every day could easily be your last.
Friday, April 28th, 2017 - 7:30 PM - One Show Only!
Doors open 6:30 PM
Tickets: $25 in advance (or $28 at the door)