Age Group: All Ages (seniors, adults, teens, kids)
Special Program: Diversity AAHM
2/16/2014 • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.West Las Vegas Library
Stage to Screen Series - Blacks in Hollywood and Film Screenings
Hosted by the Las Vegas Chapter of the Links, Inc.
Moderated by distinguished military personnel, featured panelists include Colonel (Ret.) Richard “Dick” Toliver and Nate Bynum, professional actor and professor of theatre at UNLV.
A book-signing and sales opportunity will follow the program introducing an exclusive preview of Colonel (Ret.) Richard Toliver’s book An Uncaged Eagle, an inspirational memoir of victory over adversity the path to true freedom. The prevailing message is one of hope for anyone who has encountered difficulties in his or her life. The ultimate victory over adversity is possible when one gains freedom from the deeper, inner emotional cage in life.
Join us as the Las Vegas Chapter of the Links, Inc. hosts its “Stage to Screen & In-Between Film and Workshop Series,” designed and presented to educate and enlighten students about African Americans as professional artists in film and other arts fields; past and present. This film workshop series delves into the world of World War II military life, exploring the factual background and the film adaptations of “The Tuskegee Airmen” and “Red Tails” films, while providing an opportunity for hands-on participation and for some, first time exposure to the arts. All ages are welcome albeit a strong emphasis is placed on encouraging youth participation. For more information, please call the West Las Vegas Library at 702-507-3989. Free and open to the public.
Featured film: “Red Tails” (PG-13) 125 minutes
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.