The Denver Silent Film Festival and The Alamo Draft House Cinema Announce a Benefit Screening of the 1927 Silent Film By William A. Wellman
February 4, 2017
The Alamo Draft House Cinema
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton
March 26, 2017
$15Wings was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Wings (William A. Wellman, 1927, 144 minutes)
The first film to win a best Picture Oscar, Wings is a melodrama set during World War I. Two young men (Richard Arlen and Buddy Rogers), and the young woman from a smallish all-American town, they both fancy (Clara Bow go off to the war in France. The sequences of air combat are startling – director William “Wild Bill” Wellman had been a WWI pilot – while the moments between the three friends show how the optimism of the war’s prelude gives way to heartache and loss.2 Hours 24 minutes.