Based on a true story, a former US Air Force pilot, Ray Harris (Barry Primus) navigated the B-29 bomber plane during World War Two in Japan. Now in his late 80s, Ray enrolls in a memoir class as an attempt to build new friendships and record his experiences on paper while he is still able. Ray befriends Sally (Takayo Fischer), a Japanese woman who has also enrolled in the class. Through their many revealing conversations with each other regarding their memoirs, Harris soon realizes that his connection with Sally extends far beyond the classroom. Sally’s family lived in Japan during World War II, in one of the neighborhoods that Ray bombed. After discovering he piloted the plane that destroyed her hometown in the war, he faces sacrificing this rare new friendship he’s made during the later years of his life. When Ray realizes this, he’s faced with the decision of how to explain his actions to Sally.
The story speaks heavily toward the lasting impact of war, and the importance of human connection through friendship.
Look for the film to hit the festival circuit in mid-2013.