On Saturday, October 10, 2015, FLYING THE FEATHERED EDGE: The Bob Hoover Project makes its European Premiere at the Istituto Cinematografico Michelangelo Antonioni in Busto Arsizio. The film shares the remarkable story of Bob Hoover and has been embraced by aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
Prior to the screening, filmmaker Kim Furst will be at the Museo Volandia Sala Conferenze for an exclusive Q&A session with Pietro Venanzi, President of the Italian Society of Italian Test Pilots. “We are incredibly humbled by the opportunity to share Bob Hoover’s story with Italian aviators, ” says Kim Furst, “and have been blown away by the support throughout the global aviation community. Additionally, to play at the Antonioni Institute is a particular honor for me. It was through his films and those of his contemporaries I realized I wanted to make films for a living.”
FLYING THE FEATHERED EDGE: The Bob Hoover Project, is a passion project by filmmaker, Kim Furst, to document the history and impact of Hoover’s seven decade career. The film also includes appearances by Neil Armstrong, Clay Lacy, Dick and Burt Rutan, Carroll Shelby and other experts in the aerospace field along with Sean D. Tucker and Harrison Ford. Ford, who refers to Hoover as ‘The Pilot’s Pilot’, had these words to say about Hoover: “I have enormous respect for his contributions to aviation and his interest in furthering the issues of aviation, preserving the opportunities of aviation, and keeping young people involved and interested in aviation and aviation careers, both for themselves and for the benefits it brings to our society at large.” Harrison Ford, Pilot and Actor
Kim Furst’s fifth aviation film, FLYING THE FEATHERED EDGE: The Bob Hoover Project, takes you through decades of history, telling the story from his first flying lessons before America’s entry into World War II and continuing through his career in combat and post war career as a test pilot and air show legend. The result is “a wonderful film” according to Harrison Ford, “one that captures Bob’s powerful story.” This inspirational film has previously been showcased at the Napa Valley Film Festival, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (Grand Prize, Soldiers and Sacrifice Award), the Breckenridge Festival of Film (Audience Award), the DocUtah Film Festival (Opening night gala). Other major aviation venues include sold out shows at National Museum of the USAF, Embry-Riddle Prescott, Aerospace Museum of California, and a 7,000 person outdoor screening as the opening film for EAA’s Airventure 2015 (Oshkosh.)
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