1/27/2021

Meet the Filmmakers of

"The Lafayette Escadrille" Documentary

Presentation & Networking
Hump Day Happy Hour with Signature Cocktail*

*Guests prepared the Signature Cocktail at home with Cognac and Champagne
 

Or enjoyed a sparkling apple cider or ginger ale.

5:30 PM  Optional 24-minute Preview Screening with the FACC or 

at your convenience on YouTube and join us at 6 PM!

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
 

5:30 PM  Optional 24-minute Preview Screening with the FACC or

on YouTube before or after the event
 

6:00 PM  Signature Cocktail, Presentation, Q&A, Networking

8:00 PM  Optional 30-minute Additional Networking Session

8:30 PM  Event Concluded

Free Event via Zoom

Stressed out?  History brings valuable perspective.

 

Guests enjoyed a fun event with the Filmmakers of THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE, Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer, the FACC Members, and Guests. Guests learned 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.

More info about THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE documentary film: IMBD: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11540922/

Event Agenda:
 

5:30 PM  Optiona24-minute Preview Screening on YouTube introduced the documentary film.

6:00 PM  Welcome by FACC President Jeremy Heep, Introduction of the Filmmakers Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer
 

Preparation of the Lafayette Escadrille Cocktail (half Cognac and half Champagne), created by Harry's New York Bar in Paris, or enjoy an alcohol-free sparkling apple cider or ginger ale.

6:05 PM  Presentation

 

6:45 PM  First Breakout Room Session:  Guests introduced themselves by Full Name, Job Title, Company (as applicable).

 

Brief Reply:  Have you visited the Western Front (see map below) in Europe and/or Do you have a relative who served in World War I?

7:00 PM  Presentation Continued with Q&A

7:30 PM  Second Breakout Room Session: Guests introduced themselves by Full Name, Job Title, Company (as applicable).
 

Brief Reply:  How old were you when you took your first airplane and where did you fly to and from?

7:45 PM  Thanks to the Filmmakers.  Random Number Prize Drawing, Upcoming FACC Events.

8:00 PM  Optional 30-minute Additional Networking Session


Brief Reply:  What is your next travel destination for business or pleasure once the pandemic restrictions are lifted? 

8:30 PM  Event Concluded

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Filmmakers Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer at
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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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.

World War One - Western Front Battlefields 1914-1918

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