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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.

Paramount Theatre

JULY 2014

713 Congress Avenue

Tickets required and may be purchased online, by phone 512- 474-1221, or at the box office.

Thursday July 10, 2014 at the Paramount
The African Queen (1951)   105 minutes   7 P.M.
Humphrey Bogart is once again conflicted about getting involved in a world war, this time in East Africa during WWI. It's up to Katharine Hepburn's determined missionary to convince Bogie to sail the titular riverboat into the fray in one of legendary director John Huston's best films.
Gallipoli (1981)   110 minutes   9 P.M.
Two young Australian sprinters join the army and find themselves embroiled in the bloody and ultimately tragic Gallipoli Campaign, which robbed the soldiers, and the country, of their innocence. An early highpoint in the careers of director Peter Weir and star Mel Gibson.

Friday July 11, 2014 at the Stateside
The Big Parade (1925)   140 minutes   7 P.M.
King Vidor's poignant and humanizing silent film follows the spoiled, lazy son of a wealthy family as he joins the army during WWI and proceeds to make a few friends and fall in love amidst the hardships of war. In other words, he finally grows up.

Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Paramount
Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm (1962)   216 minutes   7 P.M.
Peter O'Toole portrays historical figure T.E. Lawrence, who struggled with deeply felt, often opposing allegiances to both his homeland of Great Britain and the Arabian tribes who befriend him during WWI. O'Toole wrote himself into the history books with one of the most riveting performances ever to grace the screen.

Sunday July 13, 2014 at the Paramount
Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm (1962)   216 minutes   2 P.M.
Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm (1962)   216 minutes   7 P.M.


Austin Film Society members and Paramount's Film Fans receive a complimentary set of WWI exhibition postcards at the free screenings at the Harry Ransom Center. Show your membership card at the Ransom Center’s visitor desk to receive your postcards.

At Austin Film Society screenings in this series, the ticket price is discounted to $5 for Ransom Center members. Paramount screenings in this series will be a discounted $7 ticket for Ransom Center members. Discounted tickets must be purchased on-site at the box offices; the discount is not available online.

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