There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Now, I’m no flight navigator. But to me, going into a panic and suddenly bailing out of your B-24 bomber without bothering to warn your pilot that you’re miles off course and a tailwind’s about to force your plane into a crash landing in the desert just doesn’t seem like standard operating procedure. You pull that kind of stunt and you’d better hope that (a) the ghosts of the dead crew that haunt the wreckage, waiting for a proper burial, don’t hold a grudge, (b) the government never finds the crash site, and (c) you don’t get sent back to investigate. Which means that, if you’re Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner, star of Paul Stanley’s (not the one who wants to rock ’n’ roll all night) 1970 made-for-TV movie Sole Survivor—loosely based on the discovery of a World War II aircraft in the Libyan desert 15 years after it lost its way back from bomb run on Naples—you’re pretty fucked, sir. The film screens as part of “Air & Scare” at 7 p.m. at the National Air and Space Museum’s Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. For reservations, call (202) 633-2398. (Matthew Borlik)