Veterans honored, funds for Honor Flights raised at documentary premiere

Joey Travolta thanked all serivce members

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Veterans were the stars on the red carpet of Saturday's movie premiere.

The Fox Theatre premiered the National Honor Flight movie.

The film is part of Joey Travolta's Outside the Box Film Festival that started Friday.

Film producers and people from across the country showed up to watch the documentary, including more that 100 World War II veterans from Kern County.

"These guys put their lives on the line all the time and I thank them every day and I think it's a good thing to give them this kind of visibility," said Joey Travolta, of Inclusion Films, brother of John Travolta.

All of the proceeds from the event will go to Kern County Honor Flight for future trips to the capital.

"You know in five or ten more years there won't be any more world war two veterans so we are under the gun," said Lili Marsh, Chair of Honor Flight Kern County. "We need to make this happen for them now."

The films are part of specific genres that include veterans, the developmentally disabled and religion.

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