11:00 am | Block of 1 Film | THE SPEAKEASY THEATRE | 103 S. Harris St.
Director: Louise Woehrle
Date: Sunday 9/22
Film Synopsis : Told by WWII U.S. Eighth Air Force Bombardier Lt. Charles Woehrle, one of 10,000 prisoners in Stalag Luft III, depicted in the iconic film ‘The Great Escape.’ At age 93, this remarkable man and gifted storyteller take us from Pine City, Minnesota to war-torn Europe as he relives his experiences with vivid detail supported by reenactments that include his B-17 getting shot down, captured by the Nazis and the 70-mile forced march in below zero conditions. A saga filled with grit and grace, Charles Woehrle of the 'The Mighty Eighth' is one of the countless heroes from the Greatest Generation who has much to teach us about war and about life.