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Hell’s Angels

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Saturday 1/21
7:00 pm
$10 General Public
$8 Students & Seniors
FREE IHP Members & Residents
FREE PAFA Members (show member card at box office)

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

dir. Howard Hughes, US, 1930, 35mm, 127 min. b/w

An early cinematic epic made just after the transition from silent film to sound, Hell’s Angels remains one of the best films set during the first World War. Howard Hughes, himself a pilot, went to great and tragic lengths to capture the aerial fight scenes that some say inspired the outer space battles in George Lucas’ Star Wars. More than just an accurate depiction of WWI aviation, Hell’s Angels is a powerful wartime drama and an excellent example of what has come to be known as the Hollywood blockbuster.


This program is made possible by the Exelon Foundation and PECO in conjunction with their Presenting Sponsorship of World War I and American Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts