World War I in Film Series

A.K. Smiley Public Library 125 W. Vine St., Redlands, CA
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A.K. Smiley Public Library’s free World War I film series continues with a screening of the silent classic Wings at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the First Congregational Church of Redlands, 2 W. Olive St. As an added treat, the screening will include Bob Salisbury live on the organ!

Directed by a veteran WWI combat pilot, Wings tells the story of David Armstrong and Jack Powell as they enlist in the American Air Service, and Mary Preston who joins the war effort as an ambulance driver in France. Renowned for its realistic flying sequences, the film was the first to be awarded the Academy Award for Outstanding Picture, the only fully silent film to receive that accolade. Wings stars film legend Clara Bow, Buddy Rogers and Richard Arden.

This screening is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, but not required. To register or for more information on future film screenings, please visit or contact the Heritage Room at (909)798-7632.

Press contact: Nathan Gonzales, Archivist, A.K. Smiley Public Library, (909) 798-7632

Upcoming World War I in Film Series Events:

  • January 20, 2018 - Wings
  • March 17, 2018 - Pilgrimage
  • May 19, 2018 - A Farewell to Arms
  • September 15, 2018 - The Lost Battallion
  • October 28, 2018 - La Grande Illusion
  • November 17, 2018 - J'Accuse World War I in Film, sponsored by the A.K. Smiley Public Library, commemorates the centennial of U.S. involvement in The Great War.

The series is free and open to the public. The film screenings begin at 1 pm. The screenings are at The Contemporary Club 173 S. Eureka Street (south of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine) For more information, call the A.K. Smiley Public Library Heritage Room at (909) 798-7632 or visit online

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