In conjunction with this year’s special exhibit “Breaking Barriers -The Women Air Force Service Pilots of WWII”, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center presents as its annual Classic Movie Night fundraiser Fly Girls, the outstanding documentary about the WASP first shown in 1999 as an episode of the PBS “American Experience” series. Net proceeds benefit CMMC’s museum exhibits and education programs.
“…Fly Girls charts the course of this unique time in America's history that defied the definition of women's work. From the program’s inception by female aviator Jacqueline Cochran to the attempts of sabotage and resentment as well as a lack of benefits and provisions afforded to the WASPs’ male counterparts, ….Fly Girls illustrates the early points of contention over women’s role in the armed forces that echo even today.” (excerpted from a synopsis by Brooke Hodess)
This special screening will be hosted by the documentary's Writer and Director, Ms. Laurel Ladevich
, introducing the film and providing “behind the scenes” perspectives both on the making of the documentary and on the uniquely capable women profiled within. Following the screening, she will answer the audience's questions about the film. Ms. Ladevich is a widely experienced producer and filmmaker in features, television, animation, documentaries, and IMAX. Patrons are also invited to pose questions about her extensive career
in film production.
Before the screening, enjoy a delectable complimentary Coffee & Dessert bar. A wide drink selection will be available from the Orpheum Cafe’s cash bar. Or make and evening of it: come early and enjoy a light dinner at the Orpheum Cafe!