Film Screening: Fly With Me

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Thu, May 09, 2024
6 to 7:30 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Reservations required.


Performance Hall, 5th floor

Four women flight attendants pose on the wings of a United Airlines plane in the 1960s.
Learn about the lively but neglected history of the women who changed the world while flying it.

Event Description

About the Event

Join us for a special film screening of Fly With Me, a new documentary from PBS’s signature history series “American Experience.”

The film tells the story of the young women who became flight attendants during the 1960s, a time when they had very little agency. Becoming a “stewardess” offered great opportunities in adventure, travel, and careers. The film looks back to this era when flight attendants were often maligned as feminist sellouts yet were on the frontlines of the battle to assert gender equality and transform the workplace.

Following the screening, a panel discussion will feature Sarah Colt, the film’s writer and director; Ann Hood, author and former flight attendant with TWA; and Casey Grant, one of the first African American flight attendants with Delta Airlines. Cameo George, the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of “American Experience” will moderate.

Event Partner

This program is presented in partnership with PBS’s “American Experience” series. “American Experience” has been television’s most-watched history series, bringing to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Over the years, “American Experience” documentaries have won every major broadcast award, including 30 Emmy Awards, five duPont-Columbia Awards, and 19 George Foster Peabody Awards.

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CART Captioning

This event will have Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART), in which a professional transcribes the speech and non-speech audio information to text. The text will be displayed in the event video window, and attendees can turn captioning on or off throughout the program.

American Sign Language (ASL)

This event will include interpretation in American Sign Language.

Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.