Thursday, October 12, 2006

Last Best Hope

My friend Mat Hames has a documentary coming out about WWII resistence in Belgium - details below. For those of you in Austin, it will be screening at the Alamo Drafthouse on Sunday night. For those of you elsewhere, it will be on PBS on October 30th.

Last Best Hope will be showing at the Alamo Drafthouse downtown in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, October 15th. Tickets are going fast, and you can purchase tickets for $10 online at the Alamo Drafthouse website.
Last Best Hope is a riveting, intimate, yet little-known story about the Belgian Resistance in World War II. Accompany downed P-47 pilot Bill Grosvenor as he retraces his steps and reunites with the people of Belgium who chose to wage a secret war against Hitler through their efforts to harbor and repatriate Grosvenor and other Allied airmen who were stranded within their borders. After more than sixty years of silence, surviving Resistance fighters have come forward to share their stories for the benefit of current and future generations. The film explores the myriad motivations — ethical, spiritual, and ideological — that propel one stranger to help another, despite the risk to his or her own life and everything dear.

The film will also air nationally on PBS on October 30th. (Check local PBS listings)

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