CMU Screening of The FlyBoys Supports Montemurro Award
Three special screenings of the award-winning movie The FlyBoys will be shown at Central Methodist University, starting on Wednesday (Sept. 12) at 9 p.m.
The FlyBoys has a strong Central connection on several levels. The executive producer is Lisle Moore Jr., a CMU 1967 graduate and former band director in Fulton, Mo. His wife, Danie Brumagin Moore, Class of '68, is a former 20th District State Representative in the Missouri Legislature.
Their daughter, Melinda Moore Henry, graduated from Central Methodist in 1990; and her son, John-Michael Emmons, is a junior nursing major at CMU. Lisle and Danie's son, Lisle Moore III, composed the score for The FlyBoys.
Other showings are Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13 (Homecoming) at 7 p.m. All screenings will be in Stedman Hall's main level lecture room 200. Sponsors are CMU, Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Student Government Association.
The film is rated PG-13 and will be open to the public. The cost is $5 per person with no charge for children aged five and under. Proceeds will go toward the newly established Paul A. Montemurro Award at CMU.
The award, established last winter, will annually honor a CMU music student who demonstrates the kind of leadership for which the late Prof. Montemurro was known.
The FlyBoys, which has won more than 39 "Best Feature Film" awards at film festivals, follows the lives of two boys (played by Reiley McClendon and Jesse James) who love planes and have a penchant for getting into trouble. By mistake they hide out in a plane when its owners--mobsters--climb in and take off.
When the boys finally come out of hiding, to their shock no one is left on board. Somehow, the two boys must find a safe way to land the plane. Action abounds--in planes, on bikes, and on foot--and the audience is shown courage and the value of friendship. Also starring in the movie are well-known actors Stephen Baldwin and Tom Sizemore.
The final showing is on Homecoming, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
Montemurro, who graduated from then-Central College in 1958, returned to teach at his alma mater in 1967 and stayed five years. By the time he left for Oklahoma State University, 10 percent of Central?s students were in the band. He died July 5, 2012. One floor of the newly-renovated Classic Hall bears his name.Members of Phi Mu Alpha will be selling tickets at CMU's Student Community Center during lunch, and tickets can also be purchased at Market Street Floral on Main Street in Fayette or at the door.
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