Red Tails

Director:   Anthony Hemingway
Year:   2012
Language:   English with some German and Italian
Time:   125 minutes

The United States Army Air Force 332nd Fighter Group, more famously known as the Tuskegee Airmen, was an African American unit that distinguished itself in the European theater of operations during World War II. This film dramatizes its formation, training, deployment to Italy and combat action in 1944.

Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence.

Shown as a supplement to Shepherd University's Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence program. Discussion led by Dr. Matthew Foulds, Assistant Professor of History at Shepherd University.


About the director Anthony Hemingway.

Other background on the film.

Other background on the Tuskegee Airmen.

A selection of reviews of the film.