Good afternoon, everyone,
I am so proud to forward this e-mail. The subject of this e-mail, Mr. Dabney Montgomery, is a documented, original Tuskegee Airman. There is a new movie coming soon, opening January 20, financed by George Lucas (of "Star Wars" fame) WITH HIS OWN MONEY, in which the lives of Mr. Montgomery and other brave men like him are being brought to the screen.
The reason I am so proud of this film - and Mr. Montgomery - is that I am privileged to have been one of Dabney Montgomery's students in the Junior Class in the Sunday school of Mother AME Zion Church, where he has taught Sunday school (and continues to do so) for some 72 years or more.
I am asking that each of us spread the word, make sure that all of our families, friends, co-workers and neighbors go see this film. Not to knock some of the other films we have been known to support in our community, but if we can support some of the drivel that comes across as entertainment disguised as buffoonery we can certainly support this worthy project.
Thank you. And take a look at the trailer I've attached.
By the time you read this message, Dabney and I will be on our way to The White House. President and Mrs. Obama invited 10 Original Tuskegee Airmen to join them for the screening of the new George Lucas film, 'RED TAILS,' which is a story about the Tuskegee Airmen and their struggles during WWII; a reception is to follow, on Friday, January 13.
The movie will be in all theaters on January 20 and we are requesting that you go see it and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Mr. Lucas independently financed this project out of his pocket (approx. $58 million) because he couldn't get any backers. The doubters said, "There is no profit in black film and they didn't want to lose their money." We are hoping that people will support it and make liars out of them.
In the meantime, for all of you who are in the Tri-state area, our chapter, The Claude B. Govan Tri-State Chapter is sponsoring a fundraiser (Scholarship fund) to show the movie on Monday, January 16, at the Empire Theater on 42nd Street, at 6 p.m. (See info below on how to purchase tickets.)
THE CLAUDE B. GOVAN TRI-STATE CHAPTER
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, INC.
WITH A $25.00 DONATION TO OUR CHAPTER
YOU CAN TALK WITH THE
DOCUMENTED ORIGINAL TUSKEGEE AIRMEN and
ATTEND THE PRE-SCREENING ON
JANUARY 16th, 2012
AT SIX O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING
234 WEST 42ND STREET
* RECEPTION *
TOP LEVEL - 6M
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Activate your social media network to spread the word. Share your thoughts about the heroic Airmen and the film Red Tails on Facebook. Follow @RedTailsMovie on Twitter and enlist your followers to help or email your network to let them know about the film
TAKE THE PLEDGE
January 20, 2012 - Take an opening weekend pledge. Bring family, friends, community group or congregation to see Red Tails. This is Military History, American History and our History.
Send a message to Hollywood. Box office Receipts needed the weekend of January 20, 2012.
INSPIRE OUR YOUTH
Help make a significant difference, as an individual, affinity group or company by sponsoring students for an educational program including advance tickets to see Red Tails opening weekend.
For Theaters visit – movietickets.com
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