FSU Torchlight program presents iconic World War II documentary

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 08:19:45-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A historic documentary will be shown at Florida State University in honor of veterans who served in World War II. 

FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program will present the newly restored high-definition 4K version of “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress,” as well as a special presentation in celebration of Veterans Day and the 75th anniversary of World War II.

The 1944 World War II documentary created by Hollywood filmmaker William Wyler takes audiences aboard the final mission of the U.S. Army Air Force’s first heavy bomber to fly 25 sorties over Europe during World War II.

The free screening, will take place Friday, Nov. 9, 6 P.M. at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall , 222 S. Copeland St.

A pre-screening reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Westcott Plaza. 

The event, previously known as the Veterans Film Festival, has been around for eight years and was originally created to bring awareness of veterans’ issues among the campus and local community.