Movies & Meaning-"Paths of Glory" Monday April 29

$7 to $10 donation requested but no one is turned away

6:30 pm Potluck (you don't have to bring something)
7:15-7:30 pm Film
Always a short interesting discussion after


This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's death, and we're delighted to pay tribute with a rare screening of his brilliant anti-war classic Paths of Glory.

Kubrick is best known for his epic science fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, the philosophical horror film The Shining, and the challenging satire Dr Strangelove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. We're screening Paths of Glory because few have seen it, especially on a big screen; it takes war and violence seriously; and the central performance by Kirk Douglas is one of the greats.

Based on a true story of the First World War, Paths of Glory was banned in France until 1975, as it was considered offensive to the French military. Anti-war activists, veterans, and lovers of great cinema are united in their affirmation that this is a very special film indeed. (Here's a glowing review from The Guardian.)

As usual, we'll have a potluck supper before the screening at 6.30pm (bring a dish to share if you can); the movie will start around 7.15 or 7.30pm, and be followed by a discussion of its themes. Suggested donation for entry is $7, but no one will be turned away for lack of food or funds.