Gary Sinise, award-winning actor, kicked off the 2015 GI Film Festival at the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, DC on Monday, May 18th, by introducing the non-profit World War II Foundation’s 13th documentary film titled “Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast.”
The documentary is the latest offering from the award-winning WWII Foundation and was the first of 65 films to be shown at the GI Film Festival this year.
Sinise introduced the film in front of a large crowd inside the main auditorium at the Capitol Visitor’s Center, including Lt. Col. Richard Cole, one of only two of the original 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who is still alive. Cole was Jimmy Doolittle’s Co-Pilot on the April 18, 1942 raid on Tokyo, the first significant offensive action taken by the United States in World War II.
The hour-long documentary will air on PBS stations around the country this fall.
Tim Gray, Director, Producer and Writer of the one-hour documentary attended the premiere in Washington, DC and served on a panel after the showing to discuss to historical significance of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.
Photos from the event can be found here.