See Free Films About Pearl Harbor

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 27, 2006) - The Manatee Community College (MCC) Film Club will present a day of free films commemorating Pearl Harbor from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7,  in Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 26th Street West at 60th Avenue at MCC Bradenton.

            In addition to vintage newsreels, cartoons and short subjects, feature films and documentaries to be screened include:

  • 9:30 a.m., From Here to Eternity (1953), winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, based on a James Jones novel dramatizing military life in Hawaii in the days before the attack;
  • 11:45 a.m., Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor (2001), documentary produced by The History Channel that highlights the devastation of the attack, including personal stories from veterans on both sides;
  • 1 p.m., TORA!TORA! TORA! (1970), path to war told in epic fashion from American and Japanese standpoints; and
  • 3:45 p.m., Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack (2001), National Geographic documentary focusing on lesser-known aspects of the attack as seen by underwater explorer Robert Ballard.

The films are open to the public. For more information, call MCC Film Club advisor Del Jacobs at (941) 752-5593.

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