Catch virtual screening of World War II film 'Jerry's Last Mission' Nov. 9-13
LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) -- The David Lynch Foundation and Regnery History are coming on-board to host Jerry Fest, a free, virtual screening series celebrating the life of WWII veteran Jerry Yellin the week of Veteran's Day.
Kicking off Monday, Nov. 9 and running through Friday, Nov. 13, Jerry Fest will be anchored by free, sneak-peak screenings of "Jerry's Last Mission."
Produced by Melissa Hibbard and Academy Award winning documentarian Ed Cunningham (Undefeated), "Jerry's Last Mission" is directed by Louisa Merino and is the powerful story of fighter pilot Jerry Yellin who flew the last combat mission of World War II over Japan and returned home a hero, but led a dark life of survivor's guilt and daily thoughts of suicide.
Married with four sons, Yellin was forced to face his enemy once again when his youngest son moved to Japan and married the daughter of a Kamikaze pilot.
Jerry Fest will also feature two virtual Q&A sessions on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET hosted by Regnery Publishing, and on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8:00 pm ET hosted by the David Lynch Foundation, and both will include Yellin's family, Cunningham, Hibbard and Merino.
All Q&A and film links, which will go active on Monday, Nov. 9 at 10:00 am ET, will be available via social media, the film's website and through the festival's partners, the David Lynch Foundation and Regnery History, publisher of two books on Mr. Yellin.
SOURCES: Ed Cunningham; PRNewswire