Monday, August 31, 2015

A new documentary film, "Beyond the Powder," will premiere on Western Reserve Public Media over the Labor Day weekend in northeast Ohio.


"Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race" is a one-hour film documenting the 1929 Women's Air Derby and the women who continue to fly the cross-country race today as the Air Race Classic. The film highlights the societal and aviation challenges women faced in 1929, exploring the rich history of the race, while comparing the competition as it is flown today. Filming wrapped in 2014, following that year's Air Race Classic, a contemporary race with more than 50 teams of female pilots.

The film is produced by Cleveland-based Hemlock Films and Western Reserve PBS, directed by northeast Ohio native Kara Martinelli. Narration provided by "Law and Order: SVU" and "Aquarius" actress Michaela McManus.

Scheduled Air Times:
Friday, September 4 - 8 p.m. - Fusion SD WNEO 45.2/WEAO 49.2
Saturday, September 5 - 5 p.m. - Western Reserve PBS HD WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.2
(Check local cable and satellite listings)

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