Watch: Steven Spielberg's Sister's Israeli Independence Doc Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
December 30, 2014
Director Steven Spielberg has extensively explored war in films like Saving Private Ryan (with flares of history's wars in the Indiana Jones films), but even moreso in HBO miniseries' like "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific." But now it's his sister Nancy Spielberg stepping up with a documentary that she produced called Above and Beyond. The film follows the journey of a group of skilled American pilots, many of them Jewish, who answered the call to aid Israel in its War of Independence just three years after World War II. This looks like a fantastic untapped chronicle of heroic pilots fighting for Israel. Watch below now!
Here's the trailer for Roberta Grossman's Above and Beyond from THR:
Above and Beyond is directed by Roberta Grossman (Blessed is the Match), written by Sophie Sartain, and produced by Nancy Spielberg. In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of 'Machal' -- volunteers from abroad -- this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force. The film opens on January 30th in New York at Village East Cinemas and February 6th in three Los Angeles theaters, and will expand to more afterwards.