Date with History

Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller's War Movies

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
at Le Jardin
7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Free parking and admission
Cash bar and food available for purchase
For more information call: 630 260 8187

Join us for an evening with author Marsha Gordon as she discusses her recently released book detailing the war movies by filmmaker and WWII veteran Sam Fuller. Sam Fuller served with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in World War II where he established the roots of his cinematographic schooling including his 16mm footage of the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp at the end of the war. Fuller went on to become a screenwriter and director working on many films from the 1940’s up to his last screenplay in 1994.

“Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller's War Movies” is the first book to focus on the genre that best defined his career: the war film. It draws on previously unexplored archival materials to explore the director's lifelong interest in making challenging, thought-provoking, and often politically dangerous movies about war.

A cash bar will be available along with a limited food menu. Coffee is complimentary.

This event is part of the First Division Museum’s popular series, A Date with History. The monthly programs feature an evening of lively discussion with authors, panelists, historians and special speakers.

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