Narrative Feature | 138 minutes

HIFF 2022


Directed by
JD Dillard

Produced by
Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill

Written by
Jake Crane, Jonathan A. H. Stewart

Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, Thomas Sadoski, Joe Jonas

Sponsored by

First US Special Screening

2022 | English/Korean | USA

Based on the best-selling book by Adam Makos, J.D. Dillard’s awe-inspiring new feature is an aerial war epic inspired by the real-life stories of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. The first African American pilot to graduate from Navy training, Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors, DA 5 BLOODS) faces racist hostility in a recently desegregated military. In the face of great danger and uncertainty, he forms a deep bond with fellow aviator Tom Hundner (Glen Powell, TOP GUN: MAVERICK). With outstanding performances and jaw-dropping cinematography, DEVOTION is an unforgettable tale of friendship and courage. A Sony Pictures Entertainment release.

• Q&A with director JD Dillard, lead actress Christina Jackson, and producer Rachel Smith following the October 9 screening