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War and Peace Film Series

Companion Film Series to the IU 2011 Themester

 

Welcome Back Students! If you're looking for something fun and different to do this semester, bring your friends to a Media and Reserve Services movie night. Order pizza, forget your homework and get over "hump day" (or Saturday) with some of your favorite war/peace films on the.... well, a bigger screen. Conveniently located at the Herman B. Wells Library room E174 (off the main lobby) this film series is the perfect place for your friends from different dorms to come together and at 7 pm they're probably not in class, so it will fit everyone's schedule. Come join us for a semester of "Making war, Making Peace" through popular films.

 

September

Film Title  Date  Time  Room  Additional Information
 Full Metal Jacket  Wednesday 7th 7-9 pm   E174  Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1987, 116 min
 Atonement  Saturday 17th  7-9 pm  E174   Directed by Joe Wright, 2007, 123 min
 Avatar  Wednesday 21st 7-10 pm   E174   Directed by James Cameron, 2009, 162 min

 

October

 Film Title  Date  Time  Room  Additional Information
 Casablanca  Wednesday 5th  7-8:45 pm  E174  Directed by Michael Curtiz, 1942, 102 min
 Blood Diamond  Saturday 15th   7-9:15 pm  E174  Directed by Edward Zwick, 2006, 143 min
 Schindlers List  Wednesday 19th  7-10:15 pm  E174  Directed by Steven Spielberg, 1993, 195 min

 

November

 Film Title  Date                     Time          Room  Additional Information
 Grave of the Fireflies  Wednesday 2nd  7-8:30 pm  E174  Directed by Isao Takahata, 1988, 89 min *animation*
 Saving Private Ryan  Saturday 12th  7- 9:45 pm   E174  Directed by Steven Spielberg, 1998, 169 min
 300  Wednesday 16th  7 - 9 pm  E174  Directed by Zack Snyder, 2006, 117 min

 

December

 Film Title  Date  Time  Additional Information
 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith  Wednesday 7th  7-9:15  Directed by George Lucas, 2005, 140 min

 

 


 

Want to know more about these films? Check out the IMDB.com descriptions below.

 

 

 

Full Metal Jacket

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1987, 116 min

Starting: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey and Vincent D'Onofrio

Rated: R


 


 

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam.

 

 


Atonement

Directed by Joe Wright, 2007, 123 min

Staring: Keira Kinghtly, James McAvoy and Brenda Blethyn

Rated: R

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

 

 


Avatar

Directed by James Cameron, 2009, 162 min

Staring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

Rated: PG-13

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

 

 


Casablanca

Directed by Michael Curtiz, 1942, 102 min

Staring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid

Rated: Not rated

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

 

 


Blood Diamond

Directed by Edward Zwick, 2006, 143 min

Staring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou and Jennifer Connelly

Rated: R


A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

 

 


Schindlers List

Directed by Steven Spielberg, 1993, 195 min

Staring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley

Rated: R


In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

 

 


Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by Isao Takahata, 1988, 89 min *animation*

Staring the voice talents of: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi and Akemi Yamaguchi

Rated: Not Rated


A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

 

 


Saving Private Ryan

Directed by Steven Spielberg, 1998, 169 min

Staring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Tome Sizemore

Rated: R


Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

 

 


300

Directed by Zack Snyder, 2006, 117 min

Staring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey and David Wenham

Rated: R

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

 

 


Star Wars Episode III: Revenge fo the Sith

Directed by George Lucas, 2005, 140 min

Staring: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor

Rated: PG-13

After three years of fighting in the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker concludes his journey towards the Dark Side of the Force, putting his friendship with Obi Wan Kenobi and his marriage at risk.

 

 

* All pictures and descriptions are from IMDB.com and property of their rightful persons.*

 

 

 

Find these films and more by visiting Media and Reserve Services or checking IUCAT for your favorite films.

For more films showings on the IUB campus this themester please visit the IU Cinema and Themester calandars.