Free Screening: The Flying Ace (Richard Norman, 1926)
November 15, 2013
IU Cinema and the Black Film Center/Archive present a free screening of Richard E. Norman’s 1926 film, The Flying Ace.
In ‘Six Smashing Reels of Action,’ The Flying Ace tells the story of World War I flyer-hero Captain William Stokes (Lawrence Criner) who returns home to solve the mystery of a missing paymaster and save the life of the beautiful Ruth Sawtelle (Kathryn Boyd). Featuring an all-black cast, The Flying Ace is the only full-length film surviving from Richard Norman, a prominent director and distributor of silent race films in the 1920s. The film was restored in 2010 by the Library of Congress from an original nitrate print donated by the director’s son, Captain Richard Norman, Jr.