Exploring World War 1 in Film
Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter.
The program begins at 6 p.m. with an introduction to the film by Edwin Fountain. Mr. Fountain is general counsel of the American Battle Monuments Commission, the federal agency (based in Arlington) that maintains U.S. military cemeteries and memorials around the world. Edwin is also Vice Chair of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, and is heading up the establishment of a national World War I memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.
146 mins., PG-13
Upcoming films in this series:
- November 30, 2017, "A Very Long Engagement"
During the World War I Film Series we will be collecting donations of toiletries for hospitalized veterans (travel and regular sized) such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, lotions, toothpaste, floss, toothbrushes, mouthwash, personal hygiene items, etc.