“Red Tails” – Jan 29th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 29th at 4:00 pm for Red Tails at the Regal Gallery Place. . Look for Brian F. wearing a “What the Duck” t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.   During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selects 13 black cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The program aims at training ‘colored personnel’ to become fighter pilots for the Army. However, discrimination, lack of institutional support and the racist belief that these men lacked the intelligence and aptitude for the job dog their every step. Despite this, the Tuskegee Airmen, as they become known, more than prove their worth.

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