Above and Beyond

The story of Sundlun’s incredible escape was filmed on-site in Belgium and narrated by his daughter, Kara.
Posted 8/18/14
Event Date
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Event Location
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St
Additional Info
Free. For more
information or to
register, email
on.org or visit the
website. Thursday,
August 21, 7 p.m.
The Providence Performing Arts Center will screen the world premier of the award-winning documentary, “Above and Beyond” this Thursday at 7 p.m. The documentary illustrates the incredible escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilot, Bruce Sundlun, when he fled from Europe in World War II. His plane, the “Damn Yankee” was shot down over Nazi-occupied Belgium in 1943 during the plane’s 13th mission over Europe. Five members of his 10-man crew were killed, and four others were captured by Germans. After Sundlun escaped, he flew more missions in the Pacific and following the war, he became a successful businessman and eventually the 71st governor of Rhode Island. The documentary is filmed in Belgium and narrated by Sundlun’s daughter, Kara, who re-traced her father’s footsteps. This event is free in honor of Rhode Island veterans.
When: Thursday, August 21
Where: the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence

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