Film Series Starts Season with ‘Honor Flight’, Veterans Panel Discussion

The University of Northern Colorado's International Film Series will celebrate the start of its fall schedule with a special free showing of the documentary film Honor Flight at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, followed by a panel discussion featuring World War II and Korean War veterans who are members of the local Honor Flight chapter.

The 2012 documentary follows a team of Midwest volunteers as they race against the clock to send every local World War II veteran to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor.

More than 1,000 World War II veterans die every day in the U.S. The panel discussion provides an opportunity to hear the recollections of some of the "Greatest Generation" who live in our community.

The event in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library is open to the public and free, courtesy of UNC's chapter of Student Veterans of America. Tickets are available only at the door.

The rest of the series is:

  • Blancanieves (Spain, 2012): Oct. 2, 7 p.m.; Oct. 3, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Amour (Germany, 2012): Oct. 16, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Pan's Labyrinth (Spain, 2006): Oct. 30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • The Devil's Backbone (Spain, 2001): Oct. 31, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Moonrise Kingdom (U.S., 2012): Nov. 13, 7 p.m.; Nov. 14, 7 and 9:15 p.m.

Unless stated otherwise, admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others. Tickets are available only at the screening. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

All films are shown in Lindou Auditorium. Non-English language films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

For more information about the IFS, including movie synopses, visit the series' website.