April 14, 2010
Rough Cut Screening of “The Ghost Army” by Rick Beyer
The Ghost Army tells the story of an extraordinary US Army unit that used inflatable tanks and sound effects records to stage a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe during WWII. Many who served in this top-secret unit were artists destined for illustrious post-war art careers, including a budding fashion designer named Bill Blass. In their spare time they painted and sketched their way across war-torn Europe. Imagination flourishing under the most extreme circumstances, a secret mission bordering on the absurd, and dazzling performance art designed to save lives: that’s “The Ghost Army.”
Rick Beyer is a lifelong history enthusiast who has made films for The History Channel, National Geographic, The Smithsonian and others. He is also the author of the Greatest Stories Never Told book series. This is his first independent film.
The workshop is FREE. We ask that you rsvp so that we can have an idea of how many people will attend. As usual, we will have refreshments. ALL are welcome to this event and we hope you’ll attend! For those of you who have never attended a workshop at our 93 Border Street site: it is a mint green warehouse building that is currently FOR SALE. Our entrance is in the back of the building. Please drive to the back to park and enter. There is plenty of free parking.
6:30-7:00 pm: Networking / Socializing
7:00- 8:25: View Rough cut of Ghost Army
8:25- 9:15: Discussion as group