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IN CINEMAS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: The Fan Carpet’s Sophia Jessica Rose spoke to Erik Nelson about WWII Documentary THE COLD BLUE

03 July 2019

World War II Documentary ‘The Cold Blue’

In cinemas for one night only on 4th July 2019

Featuring recently discovered, remastered footage from Golden Age Director William Wyler, Shot During WWII Combat Missions

The Fan Carpet's Sophia Jessica Rose spoke EXCLUSIVELY to Director Erik Nelson for World War II Documentary THE COLD BLUE.

In partnership with Fathom Events, CinEvents brings acclaimed filmmaker Erik Nelson’s brand-new World War II documentary The Cold Blue to UK & Irish cinemas for one night only on 4th July 2019, with encores in selected sites.

Chronicling the heroic struggles of the Eighth Air Force during World War II, who flew B-17 Bombers over Europe, the film features rediscovered and meticulously restored raw colour footage found in the national archives from the 1944 documentary Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, directed by the legendary director William Wyler.



A meditation on youth, war and trauma, The Cold Blue is a tribute to one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, his cameraman Harold Tannenbaum – who perished in combat while filming – and the men of the Eighth Air Force, who flew mission after lethal mission during the Air War.

“This project was a labour of love that has been three years in the making, from the discovery of William Wyler’s original footage to working closely with the National Archives to restore it frame by frame,” said The Cold Blue director Erik Nelson. “We’re excited to finally share this special project with audiences and to celebrate the last of the best — the men who risked their lives to save the world 75 years ago.

My father would be amazed and delighted that the aerial footage he and his camera crew shot in such terrifying conditions is having a new life and new audiences 75 years later,” said The Cold Blue executive producer Catherine Wyler. “Erik Nelson’s new work captures the danger and the courage required of our airmen in the battle over Europe.”



The film features interviews with nine of these surviving veterans, whose voices narrate the harrowing world that Wyler and his cameramen captured in the summer of 1943. The immersive theatrical experience also includes an original orchestral score from celebrated musician and composer Richard Thompson (Grizzly Man), and sound design by David Hughes (Black Panther).

“We are delighted to be working on this important and timely project. Cinema is the perfect venue to appreciate this compelling film, and it is a fantastic opportunity for CinEvents to showcase the Second World War from a truly unique perspective in cinemas across Europe”, MD of CinEvents, Joe Evea comments.

“The Cold Blue is a first-of-its-kind documentary, which reinvents the visionary work of one of our greatest American directors to create an entirely new film,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Fathom is proud to give this documentary a showcase fit for its technical feats, historical importance and beautiful storytelling — on big screens worldwide.”

The Cold Blue can be seen on the big screen for one night on 4th July, 2019.

Participating sites can be found and tickets for the event booked via My Cine Place.



The Cold Blue Film Page


About CinEvents Ltd
CinEvents is an Event Cinema distributor working with brands and content owners to bring exciting new events to cinema. By harnessing the power of cinema, CinEvents offers passionate fans the opportunity to see content they love, in a communal, local environment. By sourcing new content, connecting content producers with cinemas owners and offering end to end delivery and event support, CinEvents is helping to expand a rapidly growing area of the cinema industry.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 975 locations and 1,578 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches.

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