War, deception and art come together in Rick Beyer's new documentary THE GHOST ARMY, the astonishing true story of American G.I.s who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects, and visual illusions during the Second World War.
One of those GIs was a "kid from the Bronx" named Richard Syracuse."I used to refer to us as the Cecil B. DeMille warriors," he says. Now 90 years old, Syracuse lives in New Rochelle, and is one of the soldiers featured in the documentary.
The film is being screened one night only at The Picture House in Pelham, NY. Both filmmaker Rick Beyer and veteran veteran Richard Syracuse will be at the screening, and will answer questions from the audience afterward.
This special screening of THE GHOST ARMY is made possible with the generous support of Richard Syracuse's daughter, Andrea Syracuse-Silverstein.
THE GHOST ARMY will be broadcast on PBS in May. Proceeds from this screening will go to cover costs associated with the PBS broadcast.
The Picture House, Pelham, NY (View)
175 Wolfs Lane
Pelham, NY 10803