"Wings" live score
Shot in San Antonio, director William A. Wellman’s 1927 World War I drama Wings made history for winning for Best Picture during the first annual Academy Awards. Wings follows two small-town friends (Charles “Buddy” Rogers’ Jack Powell and Richard Arlen’s David Armstrong) who enlist as combat pilots in the U.S. Air Service. The film climaxes with Jack and David embroiled in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel in France in September 1918, when U.S. and French attempted but failed to break through German lines. The Bullock Museum will screen Wings at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at its IMAX Theatre with Austin composer Graham Reynolds performing his original live score for the Best Picture winner. Wings was originally scored by John Stepan Zamecnik. In addition to working on Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, Bernie and Before Midnigh, Graham Reynolds also has composed the scores for many shorts and features, including Gretchen, I’ll Come Running, Holy Hell, 5-Time Champion, Far Marfa, Trash Dance, All is Bright, last year’s documentary Richard Linklater: dream is destiny, the Rooster Teeth online series Day 5, and the upcoming SXSW Film Festival entry The Secret Life of Lance Letscher, a documentary directed by Richard Linklater’s editor, Sandra Adair.
Aired: Feb. 2, 2017
Web sites: http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/texas-focus-wings-20170214 and http://www.grahamreynolds.com