Know Movies: Heroism and Resistance in American WWII Films

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 2/13/2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 COCC professor Jake Agatucci explores the the question “Can a film present a perspective that truthfully resists war while also evoking the pathos of heroism?” This question will be addressed through the lens of Samuel Pekinpah’s Cross of Iron, Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, and Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line. All three films are focused on a war that, in the retrospective of American consciousness, is considered a justified war rather than a war around which public and political resistance revolves which gives rise to the possibility that heroism and resistance can co-exist in the thematic structure of WWII films.

Free and open to the public.

Library: East Bend Public Library    Google Map to East Bend
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Liz Goodrich
Contact Number: 541/312-1032