keswick film festival

Neil Sinyard on The Memphis Belle

Showing Sun 3 March, 4pm

Neil Sinyard on The Memphis Belle

This production ended on 03/03/2019

Synopsis

It is thanks to Neil Sinyard’s contacts within the industry that we are able to screen William Wyler’s classic documentary, The Memphis Belle, which was restored for the New York Film Festival in 2018.

Legendary Hollywood director William Wyler (The Big Country, Ben Hur, Funny Girl, Roman Holiday) made the documentary featuring the 25th mission of The Memphis Belle, a B-17 Flying Fortress based in England in World War 2, in 1944. His film inspired the 1990 feature film of the same name.

This is a unique opportunity to hear about the great director, watch his documentary and contrast this with Hollywood’s take on the story.

We are indebted to Catherine Wyler for making the documentary available to KFF.

Documentary 45 mins (U) Feature Film 107 mins (12)

Prices Adults £7; KFC members £6; Students, U16s, Unwaged £4