In the Trenches
‘In the Trenches’ is an exploration of the central themes of the first World War through film. Each film will include an introduction as well as discussion of the film immediately afterward.
Show time is 10:30 AM.
January 19 – Lawrence of Arabia
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. Featuring Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, and Anthony Quinn.
February 9 – All Quiet on the Western Front
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Featuring Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, and John Wray.
Theme: Culture Shock
March 2 – The Dawn Patrol
British flying aces contend with the harsh realities of war featuring Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, and David Niven.
Theme: The Role of Aerial Warfare
March 23 – The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. Featuring Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, and Liam Cunningham.
Theme: Unexpected Consequences