by Rob Boylan
A bit of a late catch for today's two screenings, since one is in the middle and another is coming up in a little under 3 hours, but if you're a keeping a checklist of Oscar winning films or just like silent film on the big screen, the first ever Oscar winner, William Wellman's 1927 silent WWI flyer film, Wings, has been restored and is being trotted out thanks to Cinemark.
Wings stars the "It" Girl, Clara Bow as the girl next door who is left behind when two small town rivals, one of which she has been in love with forever, go off to war to fight the Kaiser.
It's been probably over 10 years since I've seen this. Clara Bow is certainly a draw. There is something riveting about her pantomime, the way she moves and her expressions, something lost in actresses today who get to talk and have a patented lip bite for every emotive situation.
Playing 5/2 and 5/16 at 2pm and 7pm:
Cinemark at Festival Bay in Orlando.
Cinemark Tinseltown in Jacksonville.
Cinemark Paradise in Davie.