Meet the Filmmakers of
THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE
Presentation & Networking
Hump Day Happy Hour with Signature Cocktail*
*To prepare the Signature Cocktail with us on Wednesday,
you will need to pick up Cognac and Champagne in advance.
5:30 PM Short Video Screening
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Optional Short Video Screening starts at 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Signature Cocktail, Presentation, Q&A, Networking
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Optional 30 Minutes of Additional Networking
Free Event via Zoom
Stressed out? History brings valuable perspective.
Enjoy a fun event with the Filmmakers of THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE, Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer, the FACC Members, and Guests. Take a break to learn about the diverse fearless flyers who steered the United States into supporting the Allies when this country eventually entered World War I.
Filmed in the skies above France and the United States, THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE tells the story of the American volunteers who flew and fought for France in World War I. It is an all-true, character-driven story of a disparate group of idealistic young men risking their lives for the ideals of France and civilization. Through archival footage and stunning photography of the places where the pilots trained, flew, fought and died, the documentary gives the viewer a thrilling and visceral experience of the early days of combat aviation. Never-before-seen photographs, letters and memoirs tell the only American story that covers the entire scope of World War I along the Western Front, from fighting in the trenches and driving ambulances to flying single-seat fighters. The sacrifices made by the men of the Lafayette Escadrille strengthened the historic bond between the sister republics of the United States and France as they laid the foundation of American combat aviation and the U.S. Air Force.
5:30 PM Optional 23-minute Short Video Screening to introduce the documentary film or watch it at your convenience.
6:00 PM Welcome, Introductions, Preparation of the Lafayette Escadrille Cocktail (half Cognac and half Champagne)
6:05 PM Presentation by Filmmakers Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer
6:45 PM First Breakout Room Session
7:00 PM Presentation Continues with Q&A
7:30 PM Second Breakout Room Session
7:45 PM Thanks to the Filmmakers. Random Number Drawing for Prizes, Upcoming FACC Events
8:00 PM Optional Final Networking Session for participants to introduce themselves to the guests they did not meet in the Breakout Rooms and put their email address in the CHAT, if they wish.
8:30 PM Event Concludes
Meet the Filmmakers:
Paul Glenshaw's aviation storytelling covers a wide range of media. He is a regular contributor to the Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine and was co-writer and producer of the PBS documentary Barnstorming. He is the author of To Swing Through the Sky, a theatrical concert commissioned and produced by George Mason University about the twin histories of jazz and powered flight. He is an exhibit curator/producer for museums, and is a longtime STEM educator. He was a member of the Wright Experience team during the Centennial of Flight in 2003. Paul is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, with a first career in art museums. He is practicing artist and a drawing instructor for the Smithsonian Associates.
Darroch Greer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer and historical researcher. He’s researched, written, produced and directed films on American history, world history, natural history and popular culture for PBS, TCM, Discovery, History, TBS and VH1. Most recently Darroch wrote and co-directed The Millionaires’ Unit, an award-winning, two-hour documentary on World War One aviation filmed in five countries. In the museum and themed entertainment worlds, Darroch worked as the researcher and a writer on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Atturaif Living History Museum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and on theme parks and guest experiences in Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Jordan, Pennsylvania and Chicago.