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To Fly

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  • Runtime: 27 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, History, Vehicles & Transportation, World History
  • Director:Jim Freeman


One of the great unsung landmarks of American documentary, the 27-minute short film To Fly emerged from the efforts and monies of the National Air and Space Museum and was first projected at the Smithsonian Museum exactly three days before the U.S. Bicentennial, on July 1, 1976. As one of the earliest examples of the IMAX format, it was shot using a three-camera, three-projector method and invoked the talents of heavyweights including Francis Thompson (To Be Alive!, Robert M. Young (One-Trick Pony) and...more


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