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The Big Lift - A Veteran's Day Movie

  • Copake Grange 935 628 Empire Road Copake, NY 12516 USA (map)

In 1948, the Soviet Union blockades the Allied sectors of Berlin to bring the entire city under their control. A semi-documentary about the resulting Berlin Airlift gives way to stories of two fictitious U.S. Air Force participants: Sgt. Hank Kowalski, whose hatred of Germans proves resistant to change, and Sgt. Danny McCullough, whose pursuit of an attractive German war widow gives him a crash course in the seamy side of occupied Berlin. Except for the two stars, Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas, all of the soldiers in the film were played by real US Army members stationed in Germany. The film was shot in Berlin in 1949 and uses documentary footage to tell its story. 120 minutes. Popcorn will be available.

Earlier Event: November 2
Karaoke Night at the Grange!
Later Event: November 11
Monthly Members Meeting