Podtalk: Filmmaker Christian Taylor for ‘The Girl Who Wore Freedom,’ Screening on Nov. 17, 2019

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CHICAGO – Sunday, November 17th, 2019, will mark a special movie event, which includes a screening of “The Girl Who Wore Freedom,” a documentary by filmmaker Christian Taylor. The event will take place at the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, starting at 1:30pm with a VIP reception. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Ms. Taylor was accompanying her military son Hunter to Normandy, France, as he participated in an anniversary event honoring D-Day, the “storming of the beach” by U.S. troops and their Allies. This battle – which began on June 6th, 1944 – was the beginning of France’s liberation from Nazi occupation, and the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. While Taylor and her son were participating in ceremonies, she met up with Dany Patrix Boucherie, who was a little girl in France during the 1940s (pictured below in her American flag dress), and was part of the grateful citizenry who still remember the liberation. With Boucherie and her family as a guide, Taylor became fascinated with the still-apparent love and appreciation for American soldiers of that era, and the way that the French still celebrated that love. That emotional impetus spurred the idea for Taylor’s “The Girl Who Wore Freedom.”

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Dani Patrix Boucherie in the 1940s, ‘The Girl Who Wore Freedom’
Photo credit: Normandy Project LLC

The event is presented by the Normandy Project LLC, St. Charles History Museum and Pheasant Run Resort, and will have a VIP reception, silent auction and screening. Special guests include actor René L. Moreno, who portrayed Joseph Ramirez in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” and World War II veteran Walter C. Nogulich. Filmmaker Christian Taylor will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com from 2018, filmmaker Christian Taylor provides a perspective on “The Girl Who Wore Freedom.”

“The Girl Who Wore Freedom” event begins at 1:30pm on November 17th, 2019, with a 3pm screening of the documentary at the Mainstage Theater, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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