Billy Bishop Goes to War

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete Year: 2010 Run Time: 86min

This film was inspired by the life of the legendary WWI flying ace from Owen Sound. Canadian acting legend Eric Peterson and award-winning writer/composer John Gray reprise their iconic two-man stage play that has captivated audiences for over three decades. Nearing the end of his life, an aged Bishop (Peterson) recounts the triumphs and horrors of World War One, “the war to end all wars”. Through raucous stories, haunting memories, and vibrant song, Bishop traces his journey from Royal Military College troublemaker to the top flying ace of the British Empire.

A story of the human cost of war on a scale the world had never seen before, this is an intimate and powerful portrait of a man who continues to capture the imagination.


Director(s):

Barbara Willis Sweete

Producer(s):

Sandra Cunningham

Cast:

John Gray, Eric Peterson

Genre(s):

Comedy, Drama

Language(s):

English

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
NR Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon