HYDE PARK, NY—In commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host a film screening of the 1970 Academy Award-winning film, "TORA! TORA! TORA!"
at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 7. The program will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. This is a free public event, but registration is required to attend in person. Visit fdrlibrary.org to register.
Billed as "the most spectacular film ever made," "TORA! TORA! TORA!" is a dramatic reenactment of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 as told from both American and Japanese perspectives. The film was directed by Richard Fleischer ("Soylent Green")—with Japanese sequences by Kinji Fukasaku and Toshio Masuda—and starred Martin Balsam, James Whitmore, Jason Robards and Joseph Cotton. "TORA! TORA! TORA!" received the 1970 Academy Award for Best Special Effects and was nominated for four more Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound.
Call Cliff Laube at 845/486-7745 with questions about the event.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation's first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration since 1941, the library preserves and makes accessible to the American people the records of FDR's presidency. The Roosevelt Library's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library's archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs, call 800/337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.org