Wings (1928) Sunday, March 17th at 7pm
Join us at Circle Cinema on Sunday, March 17th at 7pm for a very special 90th Anniversary screening of “WINGS,” (1928), the first Best Picture Winner, which was originally released on January 5th, 1929. Bill Rowland will provide live accompaniment on Circle Cinema’s original 1928 pipe organ.
General Admission is $10, Circle Cinema members $8. Join us for the romantic, war action picture that shares the same birthday as Circle Cinema.
About WINGS: The film, starring Clara Bow, Buddy Rogers, and Richard Arlen, is about two young men – one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman. They become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I.
Fun Movie Facts: Gary Cooper appears in a small role which helped launch his career in Hollywood.
Acclaimed for its technical prowess and realism upon release, the film became the yardstick against which future aviation films were measured, mainly because of its realistic air-combat sequences. It went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Picture at the first annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award ceremony in 1929, the only silent film to do so.