NAHF To Host Event Featuring Oscar-Winner Cliff Robertson
The National Aviation
Hall of Fame (NAHF) will host the First Annual "Reel Stuff Film
Festival of Aviation" on April 24-26, 2008 in Dayton, OH. Reel
Stuff screenings held at various theatre venues throughout the
three-day festival will celebrate the diverse and colorful world of
aviation as depicted through invited Hollywood studio productions
and independent documentaries.
Projects to be screened are documentary, classic and
contemporary theatrical releases in which aviation history or the
passion for flight is the subject or instrumental to the storyline.
Each movie will be introduced by an actor, producer, aerial
coordinator or cinematographer associated with its production, and
an audience question-and-answer session will follow each
This event is open to the public, with all Reel Stuff ticket and
merchandise proceeds benefiting the Dayton-based NAHF Learning
Among the seven presenters and eight films to be screened at the
inaugural three-day Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation are Cliff
Robertson/"633 Squadron," Clay Lacy/"Top Gun" and the IMAX "Fighter
Pilot: Operation Red Flag," Brian J. Terwilliger/"One Six Right,"
and Wilson "Connie" Edwards/"Battle of Britain."
"What better place to host the Reel Stuff Film Festival than the
Birthplace of Aviation?" asked the festival’s founding
director, Ron Kaplan. Kaplan also serves as the executive director
of the NAHF, which was established in Dayton almost 50 years
"Each Reel Stuff
screening was selected for its ability to take us to fascinating
times and places we otherwise might not see, and for sharing the
lives and stories of characters we might otherwise never know,"
Kaplan continued. "Whether you are a movie enthusiast, a student of
the creative process, or simply love airplanes,” Kaplan
points out, “the Reel Stuff festival offers a once in a
lifetime opportunity to meet some very talented people that enable
us to more richly experience the cultural, historical and emotional
impact of powered flight.
"Thanks to a seed-funding grant for Reel Stuff from the Gates
Frontiers Fund, the Hall of Fame is privileged to bring aviation
and cinema fans together with the skilled pilots and artists that
work behind and in front of the camera, and all to benefit a great
cause," he concluded.