A film about a 2014 Honor Flight for veterans, “Tour of Honor,” will be screened twice Sunday, Aug. 2, at Atascadero’s Galaxy Theatre, 6917 El Camino Real.
The full-length feature will premiere at noon and show again at 1:30 p.m. The young filmmakers will be there to answer questions after each screening.
“Tour of Honor” is the latest work of Cambria’s film/video-producing youth gurus, the award-winning sibling team of Kyle and Carlos Plummer, respectively 18 and 14 years old. Among their video awards are first place in the 2010 Chicago International Children’s Film Fest for “The Magic Hat” (as selected by the children’s jury) and being among the top-five winners of the GI Film Festival’s “Heroes Remembered: Voices of Korean War Veterans” oral history high school education initiative.
The nonprofit Honor Flight organization flies veterans from World War II and the Korean conflict to Washington, D.C., so they can see memorials erected in their honor and be reminded firsthand how much their sacrifices were appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.
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Veteran Ron Waltman of Cambria says the trips are “long overdue payback,” and being on one of the flights is “breathtaking.”
In October 2014, the Plummer brothers were on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to interview and video the veterans and their guardians as they were repeatedly greeted by standing, cheering crowds and as they visited national memorials honoring veterans’ service.
The Plummers then spent the next eight months producing the “Tour of Honor” documentary.
According to www.superimageltd.com, the film is “a powerful, emotional journey that tells the personal stories of the veterans while also taking the audience though what it means to be a veteran from the Greatest Generation.”
According to John Gajdos, spokesman for Honor Flight Central Coast California, at the screening, “All Honor Flight alumni flight veterans will be able to view the film as our guest.
“We are asking for a $10 donation from all guardians, their guests, and of course the public.”
He said funds raised “will help in getting the next flight off the ground much sooner.”
DVDs of “Flight of Honor” will be available for purchase for a tax-deductible donation of $10 each.