GREENE – Doug Jones will present his film, “Sailing Down to Rio on the Queen Mary 2,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Rd. Admission is free and doors open one hour before the show. Approximate duration is 80 minutes.

Jones has been producing travel films since 1968. He was born and raised in Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a degree in radio and television broadcasting. He makes his home in Los Angeles.

His personal travels have taken him around the world and into nearly 70 nations on six continents. He has produced 18 feature-length travel films and he has appeared in lecture series in the United States and Canada.

Jones’ films have been released on home video and include “The Great Canadian Train Ride.”

In 1934, the Cunard Line launched the Queen Mary. It was the largest ship of its time and it set a new standard for ocean liners of the era. In 2004 the fourth Queen to sail under the Cunard flag was launched, the Queen Mary 2. The Queen Mary 2 became the longest, tallest, widest, biggest ocean liner in the world.

And to commemorate the launch, Cunard sent the Queen Mary 2 on a voyage to Rio de Janeiro for the largest party on earth, “Carnival.”

Jones takes the audience along with his new film, “Sailing Down to Rio – on the Queen Mary 2.”

Beginning in Fort Lauderdale, the ship sets sail for Brazil on Feb. 11 with 2,500 passengers onboard. The journey takes nine days and nearly 7,000 miles to reach the “City of the River of January” in the Southern Hemisphere, arriving in the height of the Brazilian summer.

The voyage duplicates the legendary trip of the S.S. Normandie in 1938. The French Line flagship was packed with the rich and famous party revelers of the day. The historic journey remains one of the most remembered voyages of the 20th century.

For more information, those interested should call 946-6311 or visit http://ourworld.cs.com/sawyerfoundation.


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