TUSAB Chinese visit documentary is previewed

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
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Date: 04.29.2013
Posted: 05.06.2013 14:25
News ID: 106421
TUSAB Chinese visit documentary is previewed

By Jim Dresbach<br /> Pentagram Staff Writer <br /> <br /> JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - The latest U.S. Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” documentary was previewed April 29 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Brucker Hall. <br /> <br /> The showing of “In China,” which chronicles a TUSAB visit to China, was attended by 100 viewers. <br /> <br /> According to the film’s videographer and band video producer Les Owen, the screening’s purpose was to receive comments and feedback. <br /> <br /> “There was a standing ovation at the end. That was a pretty positive reaction,” Owen said of the general reaction toward the 58-minute film. “They all laughed in the right places. Nothing was lost on the audience.” <br /> <br /> The band’s Chinese counterparts have yet to view the film, but after some final tweaking to the product, a copy of the film will be given to the Chinese as a gift. Plus, those inside Brucker Hall are also hoping “In China” will gain some critical acclaim. <br /> <br /> “Our goal is to reach out to public television [and other cable outlets] and those venues known for [airing] documentaries,” said Owen. “That has been the plan all along to try to get exposure … to get it publically aired and to get it into film festivals, as well.” <br /> <br /> A double feature of band documentaries is scheduled later this month. The day after Memorial Day, May 28, at 5 p.m., a pair of TUSAB films will be screened at the Women in Military Service For America Memorial auditorium. “Capturing a Moment,” a documentary about the making of the Arlington National Cemetery bugler statue, and “Sons of Soldiers” will be shown.