Reel Stuff Film Festival Debuts In Dayton
The National Aviation Hall of Fame will host the First Annual Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation on April 24-26 in Dayton, Ohio. The series of eight classic and contemporary Hollywood productions and documentary films will celebrate aviation history and the passion for flight. Each movie will be introduced by an actor, producer, aerial coordinator or cinematographer associated with its production, and an audience question-and-answer session will follow. Actor Cliff Robertson will introduce the 1964 drama "633 Squadron," and aviator Clay Lacy will introduce the 1986 hit "Top Gun" and the 2005 IMAX film "Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag." Lacy was a pioneer in developing the air-to-air cinematic techniques used in both films.
The other films will be the classics "Battle Hymn" and "Battle of Britain," and the documentaries "One Six Right," "Pancho Barnes!" and "Speed and Angels." A schedule of Reel Stuff showtimes and locations, ticket prices (about $10 per film), packages, presenters' bios, hotels, and other details can be found online.