Longtime Hollywood actor Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Glory, Manchester by the Sea, The Producers, The Cable Guy, The Lion King, Biloxi Blues, War Games, Godzilla and many others) will narrate the 2017 documentary film “USS Arizona: A Journey Home”.
It will be the 19th film released nationally by Rhode Island based Tim Gray Media & The World War II Foundation.
TGM/WWII Foundation World War II films rank in the top-5 of most requested programs nationally by PBS affiliates. TGM and the WWII Foundation have won 5 Regional Emmy Awards for its work, three International Indie Film Fest Awards and American Public Television’s prestigious National Programming Excellence Award.
“Matthew Broderick’s voice is a great fit for the story we will be telling this fall,” said Tim Gray, Chairman of the World War II Foundation. “We have been very fortunate to have some incredible people narrate our award-winning films in the past: Tom Selleck, Dan Aykroyd, Tim McCarver, Kyle Chandler, Damian Lewis and others. They all believe in the work we are doing and the men and women we are trying to honor. I certainly appreciate that,” said Gray.
About the Film:
We follow three generations of the family of USS Arizona survivor Raymond Haerry as they return to Pearl Harbor to put their father’s ashes back aboard the battleship.
View an actual internment ceremony by of another USS Arizona veteran by clicking here:
Ray Haerry, Sr. passed away in September. In April of 2017, the Haerry family will have their father’s ashes interred on the Arizona so he can once again be with the over 1,000 shipmates who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
We follow the family all the way from the East Coast of the United States to Hawaii and through the entire emotional process of rejoining their father/grandfather/great-grandfather with his crew mates.
A story that has never been brought to film until now.
The hour-long documentary will air nationally on over 100 PBS stations in the fall of 2017.