Lucas film on Tuskegee airmen soars on big screen
The thrilling true story of the Tuskegee Airmen buzzes to the big screen in Portland and across the nation this week in an epic war adventure from executive producer George Lucas and first-time feature director Anthony Hemingway.
A special preview of the movie is presented by the PDX African American Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Place Stadium 6, located at 340 S.W. Morrison. The film opens nationwide the next day on Friday, Jan. 20.
Red Tails is a salute to black pilots who made history for their honor and valor.
In the fire and chaos of World War II, the U.S. military recruited a fearless group of African-American fighter pilots to help reclaim the skies over Europe.
Discriminated against both as citizens and as soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen took flight in planes distinguished by distinctive red tails, and fight to defeat the tyranny of the Axis powers.
As a result of their bravery, the pilots emerged as true heroes, and prove that all men are truly created equal.