A screening of an acclaimed documentary film about the SS United States and a special tribute to the late Walter Cronkite will take place in Edgartown on August 12. The event is a benefit for the SS United States Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the SS United States, widely considered the crowning maritime achievement of the 20th century. Mr. Cronkite will be honored as the SS United States Conservancy’s first National Flagship Champion.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Old Whaling Church. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the SS United States Conservancy. For more information, visit ssunitedstatesconservancy.org or call 1-888-488-7787.