Electric Egg’s feature documentary Into the Wind will make its Lincoln premiere at a special screening on Friday 1st June at 7.30pm at the Lincoln Drill Hall. The film will be preceded by director Steven Hatton’s new award-winning short Heilig. The event offers the opportunity to see both films on the big screen!
Tickets for the event cost £6 or £4 for Lincoln Film Society Members. Contact Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office for tickets on 01522 873894 or at www.lincolndrillhall.com/.
Steven Hatton will introduce the films and will also take part in a Q&A after the screening which will be facilitated by David Sleight, Dean of the Faculty for Media, Humanities and Technology at the University of Lincoln. Steven will also be available to sign DVDs and chat about the film informally before and after the event .
Into the Wind relates the experiences of Second World War aircrew veterans of Bomber Command. Shot across three continents, the documentary features contributions from former commonwealth aircrew including veterans from Australia, Canada, Guyana, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and the UK. The film is a compelling and unique record of deeply personal stories, tales of friendships gained and lost, the perpetual possibility and proximity of death, the importance of love and family, the shared passion for flying and the moral implications of aerial bombing.
Over 55,000 men from across the world died in Bomber Command during the Second World War. Into the Wind focuses on suriviving aircrew veterans, many speaking of these experiences for the first time. In a series of personal testimonies we meet unique characters who were united by this life changing event including Adge Boal who pilots a light aircraft over his old operational airbase as he recounts the tragic story of the loss of his first crew. The film also features Bomber Command pilot Ken Wallis who, at the age of 95, still flies his self built and designed autogyros from his home in Norfolk and also Ken Harder, who emotionally revisits his old crew position in a taxi run of a wartime Lancaster bomber.
Heilig is an intimate portrait of a parent-child relationship; Gerhard Heilig, a Jewish Kindertransport refugee, recounts not only his own escape from Nazi Austria, but also the imprisonment of his father Bruno, a prominent and outspoken Jewish Austro-Hungarian critic of the Nazi regime. Gerhard reflects on his family’s experiences whilst also contemplating memory itself and the role of experience in shaping a person’s character.
Trailers: Into the Wind