Submitted by Jennifer Redmann, associate professor of German and chair of German and Russian Studies
In honor of the centenary of the First World War, the College Houses present:
Tuesday, September 9, 7:00 PM, Bonchek College House
The End of St. Petersburg (1927), Dir: Vsevolod Pudovkin, 77 min.
A Russian peasant moves to St. Petersburg and engages in union work during the period of the Russian Revolution.
Silent film with English intertitles
Post-film discussion leader: Nina Bond (Russian)
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 PM, Brooks College House
Westfront 1918 (1930), Dir: G.W. Pabst, 93 min.
Four Germany infantrymen struggle with life in the trenches of France in the waning days of the First World War.
In German with English subtitles
Post-film discussion leader: Jennifer Redmann (German)
Thursday, October 16, 7:00 PM, Ware College House
La Grande Illusion (1937), Dir: Jean Renoir, 114 min.
Two French soldiers attempt a seemingly impossible escape from a German POW prison during the First World War.
In French with English subtitles
Post-film discussion leader: Carrie Landfried (French)
Thursday, November 13, 7:00 PM, New College House
Sergeant York (1941), Dir: Howard Hawks, 134 min.
A pacifist sharpshooter from Tennessee is drafted into the American army fighting in the First World War and becomes an unlikely war hero.
Post-film discussion leader: Joe Clark (American Studies)
Thursday, December 4, 7:00 PM, Weis College House
Gallipoli (1981), Dir: Peter Weir, 110 min.
A group of young Australian men sign up to fight in the First World War and are sent to Gallipoli, where they face the Turkish army.
Post-film discussion leader: Chris Bischof (History)