A special veterans appreciation showing of “Wings,” the 1927 silent film classic starring Clara Bow, Charles Rogers and Richard Arlen, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of North Florida, presented by Jacksonville’s Norman Studios Silent Film Museum, the university’s Military and Veterans Resource Center and Standfast Asset Management.
The film, to be shown at the UNF Student Union Theater at 1 UNF Drive, begins with a reception at 1 p.m.
Considered the most realistic movie depiction at the time of military aviation, it tells the story of small-town friends who become combat pilots and head off to serve in World War I after vying for the hand of the same woman. “Wings” was the first film (and the only silent movie) to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Tickets are $10 general admission, and $5 for veterans and active military with ID as well as members of the Norman Studios, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Jacksonville’s only remaining silent film studio at 6337 Arlington Road. For more information, go to normanstudios.org.