World War I Film Series
Please join the Harry Ransom Center, Austin Film Society, and Paramount Theatre for screenings of World War I films in conjunction with the Ransom Center's exhibition, The World at War, 1914–1918.
THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
713 Congress Avenue
Dates and show times to be announced. Tickets required and may be purchased online, by phone 512-474-1221, or at the box office.
Wings (1927) 144 minutes
Grand Illusion (1937) 114 minutes
HARRY RANSOM CENTER
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30.
Thursday, May 8, 7 P.M.
Shoulder Arms (1918) 45 minutes
Charlie Chaplin directs and stars in the story of a soldier who dreams of being a hero.
Thursday, May 15, 7 P.M.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 136 minutes
Lewis Milestone directs the film adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's landmark World War I novel.
Thursday, May 22, 7 P.M.
A Farewell to Arms (1932) 80 minutes
Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in the film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel.
Thursday, May 29, 7 P.M.
Sergeant York (1941) 134 minutes
Starring Gary Cooper, the true story of one of World War I's most decorated soldiers, Alvin York. Directed by Howard Hawks.
AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY at the MARCHESA
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd
Tickets required and may be purchased online or at the box office.
Thursday, June 5, 7:30 P.M.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 164 minutes
Major General Clive Wynne-Candy (called Colonel Blimp behind his back) has fought for Britain in the Boer War, World War I, and now World War II, but ideas about the proper conduct of war have dramatically changed during his career. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Thursday, June 12, 7:30 P.M.
Paths of Glory (1957) 87 minutes
In Stanley Kubrick's relentlessly anti-war film, American officers are determined to make examples of their rebellious soldiers finally refusing to sacrifice themselves in senseless attacks.
Thursday, June 19, 7:30 P.M.
Jules and Jim (1962) 105 minutes
A pre-war romance and friendship between two men and a woman gets turned upside down by World War I and its aftermath. Directed by Francois Truffaut.
Thursday, June 26, 7:30 P.M.
Westfront 1918 (1930) 75 minutes
All is deadly on the Western front, as demoralized and trench-bound German soldiers face a barrage of French military attacks. Directed by G. W. Pabst.
713 Congress Avenue
Dates and show times to be announced. Tickets required and may be purchased online, by phone 512- 474-1221, or at the box office.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 216 minutes
The Big Parade (1925) 140 minutes
Gallipoli (1981) 110 minutes
The African Queen (1951) 105 minutes