The first week of EVERY month, Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) will bring you a film they really think you need to see (or re-see). It will stream for one week with an accompanying pre-recorded conversation. More info: PTFF Pics (ptfilmfest.com). Here’s February 2021 PTFF Pics movie of the month:
February PTFF Pics: Stalag Luft III — One Man’s Story, streaming February 1-7. Stalag Luft III–One Man’s Story is told by WWII U.S. Eighth Air Force Bombardier Lt. Charles Woehrle, one of 10,000 prisoners of war in Stalag LuftIII. At age 93, this remarkable man and gifted storyteller take us from Pine City, Minnesota to war-torn Europe as he relives his experiences with vivid detail supported by recurring reenactment imagery of his B-17 getting shot down (VFX), capture by the Nazis, the 70-mile forced march in below zero weather, and the home front. He survived two long years of uncertainty and tremendous hardship as a prisoner of war. His saga is filled with grit and grace. Charles Woehrle of the ‘The Mighty Eighth’ is one of the countless heroes from the Greatest Generation who has much to teach us about war and about life. Watch the trailer here. Tickets are available directly through Eventive now. Streaming runs February 1-7.