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New B-17 documentary made from discovered films debuts in theaters on May 23

pStaff reports/ppMultiple Academy Award-winning director William Wyler went to Europe in 1943 to document the air war. He flew combat missions with B-17s and one of his three cinematographers, Harold Tannenbaum, was killed during filming. Incredibly, all of the raw color footage Mr. Wyler shot for “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress” documentary was recently discovered in the vaults of the National Archives and a new film has been constructed out of the material. /ppNever-before-seen footage shot by Mr. Wyler puts you 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and temperatures 60 degrees below zero. Erik Nelson’s “The Cold Blue” chronicles such heroic struggles of the U.S. Eighth Air Force during World War II. /ppThe film features interviews with nine veterans involved in the missions. The film, distributed in association with Fathom Events, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. May 23 in theaters, including Watertown’s Regal Cinemas Salmon Run Mall 12 in Watertown. Tickets are $15. “‘The Cold Blue’ is a first-of-its-kind documentary, which reinvents the visionary work of one of our greatest American directors to create an entirely new film,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. The film will also be available on …read more

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