Special Screenings

Benefit Screening from The Norman Studios

Date: Thursday, May 4th

Time: 4:00 pm

World Arts Film Festival at WJCT Studios

Women in Film and Television – Florida and The Norman Studios Museum present a rare, silent film from 1926 with a music soundtrack

The Flying Ace  by Director Richard Norman  (TRT: 65 mins.)

SYNOPSIS: A rural crime drama revolving around a pair of rival aviators. The Flying Ace is popular entertainment in the traditional Hollywood style, and a unique aviation melodrama in that no airplanes actually leave the ground (the spectacular flight scenes being performed on terra firma, in front of neutral backdrops). The film is divided into chapters so that exhibitors could show the film as a feature or as a six-episode serial. The narrative is buoyed by the presence of Norman Studios regular Steve “Peg” Reynolds, who in one memorable scene rides a bicycle while firing a rifle built into the shaft of his crutch.

The Norman Studios’ Museum Historian, Rita Reagan will introduce the film and attendees will enjoy a special appearance by “Richard Norman” who will answer questions after the screening. Mastered from 35mm film elements from The Norman Studios Collection, preserved by the Library of Congress. Guest actor Anthony Hodge (in the role of Richard Norman). This presentation is courtesy of The Norman Film Studios.

Your ticket is an invitation to attend an extraordinary event dedicated to community and culture. Please use this code to receive a special price ticket from The Norman Studios.

  1. Select the Benefit Screening Ticket
  2. Use this code (NormanStudios25) when making your payment and you will receive a special price of $25.00 for two tickets.
  3. When you arrive at the festival, just go to WILL CALL and show your printout and the second ticket will be given to you there!

All ticketholders of this benefit event are invited to also attend the Celebration of  Women in Film reception that follows the screening. Meet festival guests and honorees, see a selection of short films from around the world and participate in discussions with filmmakers throughout the evening.

Tell your friends! Go here to get your ticket for this rare film today!  This ticket includes the event that follows, stay for a fun evening! Thank you to The Norman Studios.


(Please use the code: NormanStudios25 or WAF4ProgramSuccess for your sponsored discount) Your purchase supports World Arts’ youth film education programs.

Thank you to Rita Reagan, The Norman Studios Museum and Women in Film and Television Florida, The Volstead,  Program Success Magazine and all of the Attendees for your support.

Special Screenings

Date: Friday, May 5th

Time: 6:00 pm – Special Feature Length Screening

World Arts Film Festival presents…

Things Never Said  by Director Charles Murray (TRT:111 mins.)

KALINDRA STEPNEY (Shanola Hampton) is an aspiring poetess, but inside she’s an artist who’s lost. Haunted by dreams deferred and a dangerous marriage, this Los Angelean yearns to perform on New York’s most acclaimed spoken word stage. A romantic and modern story of a woman finding her voice and finding love again, THINGS NEVER SAID is an assured first feature from writer/director Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy, Castle, Third Watch).


Surprise Guest Host. Q & A will follow the screening. This Film is Rated R for Adults Only.